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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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To his right, beyond the toy-like jetties, he saw the green slopes framing the Petit Lac in all the marvellous banality of the picturesque made of painted cardboard, with the more distant stretch of water inanimate and shining like a piece of tin.
4 million of works to upgrade three State Government jetties.
Several signs should be posted on both sides of the jetties advising boaters to stay away.
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A FIRE station watch manager has condemned the "wanton destruction" of three jetties, after being called to the same Teesside lake in the same night.
He complained to me regarding previous criticism here about these derelict jetties at Princes Parade's north end and my idea that they would make superb shipviewing platforms.
The jetties of Klaipeda and Sventoji ports, and Palanga jetty with the protective groyne have a significant impact on the condition of the Lithuanian coast (Zilinskas 1998; Zilinskas et al.
This is not the time to lose the jetties that can help support small local businesses that have worked from those jetties for generations.
Mansoor, who is also a well-known fisheries campaigner, said that the fishermen had nowhere to go to with other jetties being crowded and work on two planned jetties in the Capital Governorate being delayed.
The assessment says floating jetties at Beaumaris, and Foryd Harbour in Rhyl, also slope at certain tidal times.
Insiders pointed out that Ports like Shanghai, Ningbo and Qingdao are now facing more pressure as iron ore imports increases, which leading to port congestions frequently and China is urgently need to build several news handling jetties.
At the other jetties, there was no arrangement of overhead plastic sheets.