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jutted; jutting

intransitive verb

: to extend out, up, or forward : project
mountains jutting into the sky
a jutting jaw

transitive verb

: to cause to project


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: something that juts : projection

Examples of jut in a Sentence

Verb mountains jutting into the sky the sandbar juts out into the ocean Noun Cape Fear is one of the more colorfully named juts along the North Carolina coast.
Recent Examples on the Web
The mine, a vast tower with shafts running more than 600 metres under the surface, juts out against the flat landscape and the grey November weather. Reuters, Fortune Europe, 22 Nov. 2023 These are typically where birds overfly jutting points of lands, sandbars, or the mouths of bays. M.d. Johnson, Field & Stream, 8 Nov. 2023 The film’s title refers to the cityscape of Seoul, with its apartment complexes that jut up like rows of children’s blocks. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 11 Nov. 2023 Ice shelves are tongues of ice that jut out into the ocean at the end of glaciers. Rachel Ramirez, CNN, 23 Oct. 2023 Steel ridges jutted from its side, warped by the shock of the blast. WIRED, 25 Oct. 2023 Researchers used computer simulations to calculate future melting of protective ice shelves jutting over Antarctica’s Amundsen Sea in western Antarctica. Seth Borenstein, Fortune, 24 Oct. 2023 The bottom of Ariel and Prince Eric’s boat juts out from the ceiling, too. Lia Picard, New York Times, 13 Oct. 2023 Leave the crowds behind and head to this northern mountain town, nestled in the Androscoggin Valley, surrounded by thick forests and jutting mountain peaks. Pamela Wright, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Sep. 2023
Pat’s King of Steaks juts out on a triangle corner in South Philadelphia’s East Passyunk neighborhood, across the street from rival restaurant Geno’s Steaks. John Garrison Marks, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 Sep. 2023 In the picture, a rectangle of ice juts out with seemingly perfect smoothness and straight edges. Emily Zauzmer, Peoplemag, 2 Aug. 2023 Composed of rebar, plaster wire and cement cloak, the studio’s roof juts out from the main body — articulating roughly parabolic awnings on its way out. Cameron Fozi, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 July 2023 Very often a room is a rectangular space—corners and juts. Diane Williams, Harper's Magazine, 8 Feb. 2022 Each shoe weighs juts under a pound, staving off foot fatigue after a long day of hiking. Danny Perez, Popular Mechanics, 15 May 2023 First of all, this was a - a news story, an incident, a situation that had the attention of the country long before President Biden called and actually did the juts humane thing and gave best wishes to a boy who had just been shot twice. CBS News, 23 Apr. 2023 The peninsula, which is home to 300,000 people, juts into the Pacific northeast of Japan. Harold Maass, The Week, 12 Apr. 2023 The hotel's 6th floor Altitude Rooftop & Pool juts out from dramatic walls of glass windows. Elisabeth Carroll Parks, Chron, 20 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History



perhaps short for jutty entry 2

First Known Use


circa 1573, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense


1786, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jut was circa 1573

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“Jut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jut. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


jutted; jutting
: to stick out, up, or forward : project
jut noun

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