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jetty

noun jet·ty \ ˈje-tē \
|Updated on: 7 Jul 2018

Definition of jetty

plural jetties
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 in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of jetty

Middle English getee, jette, from Anglo-French geté, getee, from past participle of geter, jeter to throw — more at jet

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jetty

verb

Definition of jetty

jettied; jettying

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First Known Use of jetty

1598

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jetty

adjective

Definition of jetty

: black as jet

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First Known Use of jetty

1586

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JETTY Defined for English Language Learners

jetty

Definition of jetty for English Language Learners

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


JETTY Defined for Kids

jetty

noun jet·ty \ ˈje-tē \

Definition of jetty for Students

plural jetties
1 : a pier built to change the path of the current or tide or to protect a harbor
2 : a landing wharf


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