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[juht] /dʒʌt/
verb (used without object), jutted, jutting.
to extend beyond the main body or line; project; protrude (often followed by out):
The narrow strip of land juts out into the bay.
something that juts out; a projecting or protruding point.
Origin of jut
1555-65; variant of jet1
Related forms
juttingly, adverb
outjut, verb (used with object), outjutted, outjutting. Unabridged
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  • The male bird, perched on a jutting fragment beside the nest, did not move.

    Earth's Enigmas Charles G. D. Roberts
  • Ranged along the wall, and jutting out, he saw four couches.

    When the Sleepers Woke Arthur Leo Zagat
  • The rocky wall under which the tent was raised proved to be three hundred feet high, jutting out from beneath the slopes of ice.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • See how the shore is marked out in every jutting point and cliff.

    The O'Donoghue Charles James Lever
  • From the jutting edge of this cliff hang enormous icicles from 75 to 100 feet in length.

    Mount Rainier Various
British Dictionary definitions for jutting


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



"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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