Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To extend outward or upward beyond the limits of the main body; project: synonym: bulge.
  • intransitive verb To cause to jut.
  • noun The act or condition of jutting.
  • noun Something that protrudes; a projection.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To strike; shove; butt.
  • To project forward; extend beyond the main body or line: as, the jutting part of a building: often with out.
  • noun That which juts; a projection.
  • noun A jostle; a shove; a thrust.

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

  • intransitive verb To shoot out or forward; to project beyond the main body.
  • intransitive verb obsolete To butt.
  • noun That which projects or juts; a projection.
  • noun obsolete A shove; a push.

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

  • noun something that sticks out
  • verb intransitive to stick out

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

  • verb extend out or project in space
  • noun something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
  • noun the act of projecting out from something

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English jutten, from gete, iutei, jetty, projecting upper story, from Old French jetee; see jetty.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English, alteration of jet, cognate with jetty

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