\ ˈjət How to pronounce jut (audio) \
jutted; jutting

Definition of jut

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

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

transitive verb

: to cause to project



Definition of jut (Entry 2 of 2)

: something that juts : projection

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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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb For instance, the new plan for 125 Lincoln includes higher ceilings and vast open floors; the lower floors would jut out over an onramp to the Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. Tunnel. Tim Logan, BostonGlobe.com, "Boston’s in a lab-building boom. What will that mean for the city and its neighborhoods?," 8 Feb. 2021 Glaciers are often stabilized by ice shelves—tongues of ice that jut out from the edge of the ice sheet into the ocean. Chelsea Harvey, Scientific American, "New Satellite Gives Clearest View Yet of Polar Ice Melt," 1 May 2020 The Flats, the low-slung puzzle piece jutting near the Cuyahoga River, was industrial flatland, lumber territory, in 1930. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Jim’s Steak House: Remembering Cleveland’s famed restaurant’s best, worst days," 4 May 2020 Once, after taking off in China’s Taklamakan desert, Steinmetz woke on the ground with his teeth jutting through his cheek. Laura Mallonee, Wired, "George Steinmetz's Bird's-Eye View of the Earth," 22 Apr. 2020 After about ten minutes, Theo paused and placed his palms flat against a jutting boulder. Ishion Hutchinson, Harper's Magazine, "Dreams of Stone," 30 Mar. 2020 An Ancient Scene The team discovered the ancient painting in 2017 in a cave known as Leang Bulu’ Sipong 4 in southern Sulawesi’s karst region of Maros-Pangkep, a dramatic landscape of jutting limestone towers and cliffs. Kate Wong, Scientific American, "Is This Indonesian Cave Painting the Earliest Portrayal of a Mythical Story?," 1 Mar. 2020 Designed to reflect the nature of northern Sweden, the hotel’s circular main building was inspired by a logjam, with lumber jutting out in different directions, surrounding an open-air cold bath. Jp Mangalindan, Fortune, "Watch the aurora borealis at this new Swedish resort and spa," 25 Feb. 2020 In Herkimer County, a solidly Republican area that juts north from the Thruway into the Adirondack Park, three people have died because of the virus, and 58 people have been sickened, according to state health statistics. Jesse Mckinley, New York Times, "An Upstate N.Y. Backlash Over Virus Shutdown: ‘It’s Not Up Here’," 1 May 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The kind that makes your lip jut in solemn appreciation. Daniel Wolfe, Quartz, "When your friends get married on Zoom because of a coronavirus pandemic," 22 Mar. 2020 The waves, which appeared small from afar, rumble over the reef, sections of which jut above the water line. John Briley, Washington Post, "Diving into the tranquility of Tahiti," 21 Feb. 2020 Fiberglass wedges jut out from every surface—even the floor—to prevent waves from reverberating and muddying the test results. Popular Science, "Inside America’s legendary audio gear factory," 7 Feb. 2020 The impact caused Hudson's feet to jut underneath the pedals. Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star, "'Because of a stupid cellphone': Regret, anger and pain after distracted driving crashes," 31 Jan. 2020 The narrow strand of sand juts into the ocean where the Gulf Stream flows from the south and the Labrador Current meets it from the north. Washington Post, "Strange history of stuff that’s washed up on the Outer Banks," 10 Jan. 2020 Cohen then walked to a back corner of the property, where wood steps connected to the home jut out, providing a gorgeous view of the neighborhood. Los Angeles Times, "Sprinklers and gadgets won’t save your home from a wildfire. What your neighbor does might," 3 Oct. 2019 The squinting eyes, the jut of the chin, the precise tessellation of the lower lip and upper lip stay the same. Wired, "The Game-Changing Tech Behind Gemini Man's 'Young' Will Smith," 24 Sep. 2019 There was no rescue mission, no jut-jawed stoicism, no swooping vigilante. Peter Rubin, WIRED, "Goodbye X-Men—You Flawed, Frustrating Cinematic Revolution," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of jut


circa 1573, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense


1786, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jut


perhaps short for jutty entry 2

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“Jut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jut. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of jut

: to stick out, up, or forward


\ ˈjət How to pronounce jut (audio) \
jutted; jutting

Kids Definition of jut

: to extend or cause to extend above or beyond a surrounding area A rock juts out.

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