jetty


1jet·ty

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

1
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
2
:  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

Other Nautical Terms

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

Rhymes with JETTY

2jetty

verb
jet·tiedjet·ty·ing

Definition of JETTY

intransitive verb
:  project, jut

First Known Use of JETTY

1598

3jetty

adjective

Definition of JETTY

:  black as jet

First Known Use of JETTY

1586

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