Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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
  • noun 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.
  • Made of jet.
  • Black as jet.
  • To jut; project.
  • To make a jetty.
  • Jetting, or jutting out; swelling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Arch.) A part of a building that jets or projects beyond the rest, and overhangs the wall below.
  • noun A wharf or pier extending from the shore.
  • noun (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.
  • noun (Naut.) a projecting part at the end of a wharf; the front of a wharf whose side forms one of the cheeks of a dock.
  • adjective Made of jet, or like jet in color.
  • intransitive verb obsolete To jut out; to project.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A structure of wood or stone extended into the sea to influence the current or tide, or to protect a harbor or beach.
  • noun A wharf or dock extending from the shore.
  • noun architecture A part of a building that jets or projects beyond the rest, and overhangs the wall below.
  • verb obsolete, intransitive To jut out; to project.
  • adjective archaic Made of jet, or like jet in color.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French jetée ‘pier, jetty, causeway’. Compare jet, jutty.

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jet +‎ -y

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