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jet·ty 1

 (jĕt′ē)
n. pl. jet·ties
1. A structure, such as a pier, that projects into a body of water to influence the current or tide or to protect a harbor or shoreline from storms or erosion.
2. A wharf.

[Middle English getti, jettie, from Old French jetee, from feminine past participle of jeter, to project, throw; see jet2.]

jet·ty 2

 (jĕt′ē)
adj.
1. Resembling jet, as in texture.
2. Of the color jet; black: jetty tresses.

jet′ti·ness n.

jetty

(ˈdʒɛtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. a structure built from a shore out into the water to direct currents or protect a harbour
2. a landing pier; dock
[C15: from Old French jetee projecting part, literally: something thrown out, from jeter to throw; see jet1]

jetty

(ˈdʒɛtɪ)
adj, jettier or jettiest
(Minerals) of or resembling jet, esp in colour or polish
ˈjettiness n

jet•ty1

(ˈdʒɛt i)

n., pl. -ties, n.
1. a pier or structure of stones, piles, or the like, projecting into the sea or other body of water to protect a harbor, deflect the current, etc.
2. a landing pier.
3. the piles or wooden structure protecting a pier.
4. an overhanging upper story of a building.
v.i.
5. to project or overhang; jut.
[1375–1425; late Middle English get(t)ey < Old French jetee, literally, something thrown out, projection, n. use of feminine past participle of jeter to throw; see jet1]

jet•ty2

(ˈdʒɛt i)

adj.
deep black.
[1475–85; jet2 + -y1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jetty - a protective structure of stone or concretejetty - a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
barrier - a structure or object that impedes free movement

jetty

noun pier, dock, wharf, mole, quay, breakwater, groyne Schooners are moored off wooden jetties.

jetty

adjective
Of the darkest achromatic visual value:
Translations
molopřistávací molo
anløbsbromole
laituri
pristanište
bryggja
突堤
부두
prieplauka
kuģu piestātnemols
mól
brygga
ท่าเรือ
cầu tàu

jetty

[ˈdʒetɪ] N (= breakwater) → malecón m; (= pier) → muelle m, embarcadero m

jetty

[ˈdʒɛti] n (for boats)embarcadère m, débarcadère m

jetty

n (= breakwater)Mole f, → Hafendamm m; (= landing pier)Landesteg m, → Pier m, → Landungsbrücke f

jetty

[ˈdʒɛtɪ] n (landing pier) → imbarcadero; (breakwater) → molo

jetty

(ˈdʒeti) plural ˈjetties noun
a small pier for use as a landing-place.

jetty

رَصِيفُ الـمِينَاءُ přistávací molo mole Hafendamm προβλήτα embarcadero, malecón laituri jetée pristanište molo 突堤 부두 pier kai molo quebra-mar причал brygga ท่าเรือ rıhtım cầu tàu 防波堤
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