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jut

[juht] /dʒʌt/
verb (used without object), jutted, jutting.
1.
to extend beyond the main body or line; project; protrude (often followed by out):
The narrow strip of land juts out into the bay.
noun
2.
something that juts out; a projecting or protruding point.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; variant of jet1
Related forms
juttingly, adverb
outjut, verb (used with object), outjutted, outjutting.
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British Dictionary definitions for jutting

jut

/dʒʌt/
verb juts, jutting, jutted
1.
(intransitive) often foll by out. to stick out or overhang beyond the surface or main part; protrude or project
noun
2.
something that juts out
Derived Forms
jutting, adjective
Word Origin
C16: variant of jet1
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Word Origin and History for jutting

jut

v.

"to protrude," mid-15c., corruption of obsolete jet (see jetty). Related: Jutted; jutting.

"to strike, hit, push," 1540s, echoic. Related: Jutted; jutting.

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