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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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The German Ocean has swallowed up streets, market-places, jetties, and public walks; and the merciless waters, consummating their work of devastation, closed, no longer than eighty years since, over the salt-master's cottage at Aldborough, now famous in memory only as the birthplace of the poet CRABBE.
The whole view, with the harbour jetties of white stone underlining lividly the dark front of the town to the left, and the expanding space of water to the right with jutting promontories of no particular character, had the uninspiring, glittering quality of a very fresh oleograph.
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Jetties are an important part of South Australians lives, especially in the warmer months but indeed also year round, so it s crucial we maintain them so they can continue to be enjoyed.
New jetties are being planned off the coast of two villages in the south of the country, where up to 600 fishermen live.
Decades of pounding surf, meanwhile, have eroded the rock jetties built to shelter boats from the swells and whitewater at the harbor's entrance.
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