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jetty

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noun jet·ty \ˈje-tē\

Simple Definition of jetty

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of jetty

plural jetties

  1. 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. 2 :  a landing wharf

Examples of jetty in a sentence

  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

Rhymes with jetty


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jetty

verb jet·ty

Definition of jetty

jettiedjettying

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  project, jut



1598

First Known Use of jetty

1598


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jetty

adjective jet·ty

Definition of jetty

  1. :  black as jet



1586

First Known Use of jetty

1586


JETTY Defined for Kids

jetty

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noun jet·ty \ˈje-tē\

Definition of jetty for Students

plural jetties

  1. 1 :  a pier built to change the path of the current or tide or to protect a harbor

  2. 2 :  a landing wharf





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