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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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I knew my traveller with his broad and jetty eyebrows; his square forehead, made squarer by the horizontal sweep of his black hair.
However, I said 'No,' and I added, 'You don't seem to be either, though you say you are,' - for she was walking much too near the brink of a sort of old jetty or wooden causeway we had strolled upon, and I was afraid of her falling over.
Unfortunately," he continued, "I cannot take you through the Suez Canal; but you will be able to see the long jetty of Port Said after to-morrow, when we shall be in the Mediterranean.
A jetty pier, some two thousand yards along, extended into the roadstead.
At the end of the jetty, his clothes richly laced with gold, glittering, as was customary with him, with diamonds and precious stones, his hat ornamented with a white feather which drooped upon his shoulder, Buckingham was seen surrounded by a staff almost as brilliant as himself.
Their horses were fed, but not unsaddled; the grooms supped, for it was already late, and their two masters, impatient to return, appointed a place of meeting with them on the jetty and desired them on no account to exchange a word with any one.
The enormous mainsail of a cutter, as she draws slowly past a point of land or the end of a jetty under your admiring gaze, invests her with an air of lofty and silent majesty.
The explosion was soon explained by the apparition of an old negro's bald head thrust in at the door, his white goggle eyes contrasting with his jetty poll, which was wet with rain, and shone like a bottle.
His naturally dark complexion had been deepened by exposure to the tropical sun, and a mass of jetty locks clustered about his temples, and threw a darker shade into his large black eyes.
But, instead of obeying, the shadow made a motion of surprise, and, retreating instead of advancing, it bent down and disappeared along the jetty on the left, directing its course towards the lodging of the fishermen.
Its body, which was unlike that of ordinary fishes, was as solid as a rock, and of a jetty blackness throughout all that portion of it which floated above the water, with the exception of a narrow blood-red streak that completely begirdled it.
As he stepped carefully along the jetty stones he seemed to be traveling farther and farther into the abyss of night, and to have left behind him the last points from which it would be possible to signal to the land of the living.