noun \ˈje-tē\

: a long structure that is built out into water and used as a place to get on, get off, or tie up a boat

plural jetties

Full Definition of JETTY

a :  a structure extended into a sea, lake, or river to influence the current or tide or to protect a harbor
b :  a protecting frame of a pier
:  a landing wharf

Examples of JETTY

  1. <didn't see any passengers waiting for the ferry, so the captain sailed past the jetty>

Origin of JETTY

Middle English getee, jette, from Anglo-French geté, getee, from past participle of geter, jeter to throw — more at jet
First Known Use: 15th century

Related to JETTY

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

Rhymes with JETTY


intransitive verb

Definition of JETTY

:  project, jut

First Known Use of JETTY




Definition of JETTY

:  black as jet

First Known Use of JETTY



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