jutting


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jut

 (jŭt)
v. jut·ted, jut·ting, juts
v.intr.
To extend outward or upward beyond the limits of the main body; project: "He had a sharp crooked nose jutting out of a lean dancer's face" (Graham Greene). See Synonyms at bulge.
v.tr.
To cause to jut.
n.
1. The act or condition of jutting: a pronounced jut of the chin.
2. Something that protrudes; a projection: "a jut of untrimmed mustache" (William Faulkner).

[Middle English jutten, from gete, iutei, jetty, projecting upper story, from Old French jetee; see jetty1.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jutting - the act of projecting out from something
change of shape - an action that changes the shape of something
Adj.1.jutting - extending out above or beyond a surface or boundary; "the jutting limb of a tree"; "massive projected buttresses"; "his protruding ribs"; "a pile of boards sticking over the end of his truck"
protrusive - thrusting outward
References in classic literature ?
Any one possessing a mile or two of secluded seaboard, cut off on the land side by precipitous approaches, and including a sheltered river mouth ingeniously hidden by nature, in the form of a jutting wall of rock, from the sea, might have made as good use of these natural opportunities as the nobleman in question, had they only been as wise and as rich.
1-16) I will tell of Dionysus, the son of glorious Semele, how he appeared on a jutting headland by the shore of the fruitless sea, seeming like a stripling in the first flush of manhood: his rich, dark hair was waving about him, and on his strong shoulders he wore a purple robe.
Their craggy sides are clothed with vegetation, and white specks of houses peep out from the luxuriant foliage everywhere; they are even perched upon jutting and picturesque pinnacles a thousand feet above your head.
At the salient of that second angle was a large flat rock, jutting out northward, overlooking the deep valley from which the road ascended.
The long white ridge of his spine, with the huge, prominent shoulder blades and jutting ribs and vertebrae, was bare, and Marya Nikolaevna and the waiter were struggling with the sleeve of the night shirt, and could not get the long, limp arm into it.
Happily, the architect had foresight to build it strong: the narrow windows are deeply set in the wall, and the corners defended with large jutting stones.
The residue of my downward progress was comparatively easy; the roots were in greater abundance, and in one or two places jutting out points of rock assisted me greatly.
As he stroked his closeclipped white whiskers and ran his hand through the rumpled grey locks above his jutting brows, his disrespectful junior partner thought how much he looked like the Family Physician annoyed with a patient whose symptoms refuse to be classified.
Werper, from the concealment of a jutting, granite shoulder, watched him pass up from the shadows of the stairway and advance toward the edge of the hill which faced the rim of the valley where the Waziri awaited the signal of their master.
CFAY is a 579-acre Naval base occupying a peninsula jutting into Tokyo Bay.
Rurik Jutting, 31, tortured one woman for three days before slitting her throat and then went to find another victim and killed her when she fought back.
Rurik Jutting, 31, tested Sumarti Ningsih to see "if she accepted death" before killing her, a court heard.