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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 will go there, where I expect to find letters, and you go to the first tavern in the town, to L'Epee du Grand Henri for instance, refresh yourselves, and in two hours be upon the jetty; our boat is waiting for us there."
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.
'Is it you, Marlow?' 'Mind the end of that jetty, sir,' I cried.
Before we could come up to him he turned about and walked in front of us in the direction of the jetty. The distance was some hundred yards; and then I found my coolies squatting on their heels.
A jetty pier, some two thousand yards along, extended into the roadstead.
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.
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.
They stood on the jetty and gazed across to where the sailing boats were anchored.
"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."
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.
"Mordecai Smith" was printed across it in large letters, and, underneath, "Boats to hire by the hour or day." A second inscription above the door informed us that a steam launch was kept,--a statement which was confirmed by a great pile of coke upon the jetty. Sherlock Holmes looked slowly round, and his face assumed an ominous expression.
But there was only Glorvina of the jetty ringlets with whom his intercourse was familiar, and this dashing young woman was not bent upon loving the Major, but rather on making the Major admire HER--a most vain and hopeless task, too, at least considering the means that the poor girl possessed to carry it out.