American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. 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.
- n. A wharf.
- adj. Resembling jet, as in texture.
- adj. Of the color jet; black: jetty tresses.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A projecting part of a building, especially a part that projects so as to overhang the wall below, as the upper story of a timber house, a bay-window, etc. See extract under jetty, intransitive verb
- n. A projection of stone, brick, wood, or other material (but generally formed of piles), affording a convenient place for landing from and discharging vessels or boats, or serving as a protection against the encroachment or assault of the waves; also, a pier of stone or other material projecting from the bank of a stream obliquely to its course, for the purpose of directing the current upon an obstruction to be removed, as a bed of sand or gravel, or to deflect it from a bank which it tends to undermine. Important jetties are those at the mouth of the Mississippi river, constructed of willow mattresses sunk by weighting with stone, and laid along both banks of the river, to contract the current and cause it to scour out the channel. See
- To jut; project.
- To make a jetty.
- Jetting, or jutting out; swelling.
- Made of jet.
- Black as jet.
- adj. archaic Made of jet, or like jet in color.
- n. A structure of wood or stone extended into the sea to influence the current or tide, or to protect a harbor or beach.
- n. A wharf or dock extending from the shore.
- n. architecture A part of a building that jets or projects beyond the rest, and overhangs the wall below.
- v. obsolete, intransitive To jut out; to project.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Made of jet, or like jet in color.
- n. (Arch.) A part of a building that jets or projects beyond the rest, and overhangs the wall below.
- n. A wharf or pier extending from the shore.
- n. (Hydraul. Engin.) A structure of wood or stone extended into the sea to influence the current or tide, or to protect a harbor; a mole.
- v. obsolete To jut out; to project.
- n. a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
- From French jetée ‘pier, jetty, causeway’. Compare jet, jutty. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English getti, jettie, from Old French jetee, from feminine past participle of jeter, to project, throw; see jet2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“From Gateway Of India to Mandwa jetty is about an hour by boat.”
“Coolidge reminded us that the physical jetty is only part of the work, which is actually a triad of the "sculpture" in the landscape, an essay by Smithson, and a film documenting the project.”
“Her beautiful hands held a cup to the lips of the stranger; while her long hair, escaped from its bands, fell in jetty ringlets, and mingled with his silver locks.”
“[17 Venice.] of the gondoliers of former days, gliding about in jetty blackness.”
“The jetty was the way it had always been—flat and solid and surrounded on three sides by water.”
“Moored at the jetty was another smaller boat, a worn but still serviceable launch, its peeling grey paint lending it a military air.”
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“On the jetty was the African crowd, shouting and jostling, some half-naked, and some strangely clad, Arabs from across the sea,”
“Over the line of the jetty was the deep blue Adriatic, sweeping to the horizon, its nearer reaches dotted with brilliant sails, shining in every shade of red and yellow and ruddy brown.”
“Now within a few hundred yards of the mission-house there was a jetty, and at the end of the jetty was Her Majesty's gunboat _Badger_, a small schooner-rigged wooden vessel commanded by Lieutenant-Commander Muddle, one of the most irascible men that ever breathed, and who had sat on more Consuls than any one else in the service.”
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