Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A jutting out beyond a surface; a projection.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A jutting out beyond a surface.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A jutting or standing out beyond the line or surface of something else; projection.

Etymologies

Latin projectura: compare French projecture. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I awoke to the fact that I was still nothing more nor less than a common adventurer, held captive on an isolated projecture in the middle of the sea.

    Born Again

  • The flight from Paris after their father's death, the escape to England, the refuge at a Brighton hotel -- the sudden projecture of Hugh Fraser athwart their humble lives.

    A Fascinating Traitor An Anglo-Indian Story

  • Albert was, as the magistrate perceived, like a man, who, rolling to the bottom of a precipice, sees every branch and every projecture which might retard his fall fail him, and who feels a new and more painful bruise each time his body comes in contact with them.

    The Widow Lerouge

  • He had been stretched upon his back, with his eyes fixed upon a craggy projecture above, as if he were in momentary expectation of its fall and crushing him to atoms.

    Edgar Huntly or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker

  • In a quarter of an hour he stopped under a projecture of the rock which formed the opposite side of the vale.

    Edgar Huntly or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker

  • This projecture, which served as a kind of vestibule to the cave, was connected with a ledge, by which, though not without peril and toil, I was conducted to the summit.

    Edgar Huntly or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker

  • Mere strength could not be applied to raise it, because there was no projecture which might be firmly held by the hand, and by which force could be exerted.

    Edgar Huntly or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker

  • This water fell from the upper regions of the hill, upon a flat projecture which was continued on either side, and on part of which I was now standing.

    Edgar Huntly or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker

  • My post was on a circular prefecture, in some degree detached from the body of the hill, the brow of which continued in a straight line, uninterrupted by this projecture, which was somewhat higher than the continued summit of the ridge.

    Edgar Huntly or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker

  • The chaise appeared to have been dashed against a knotty projecture of the trunk, which was large enough for a person to be conveniently seated on it.

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