\ 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


mountains jutting into the sky the sandbar juts out into the ocean


Cape Fear is one of the more colorfully named juts along the North Carolina coast.
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One thousand feet to the east is Point San Pablo, a peninsula that juts into the San Pablo Strait, where the San Francisco and San Pablo bays meet. Sarah Feldberg, SFChronicle.com, "Remember that viral lighthouse job? They got it," 12 Sep. 2019 But not everything will be hauled away; the dolphin pilings, a timber structure that juts the farthest out into the river, will be preserved, according to Town Manager Richard J. Johnson. Peter Marteka, courant.com, "Glastonbury to preserve a piece of its Connecticut River history," 11 Sep. 2019 KPTV-12 last month followed one such truck on Germantown as the truck pinballed against the steep hillside and jutted into the oncoming travel lane. oregonlive, "Walmart truck crash temporarily blocks Cornelius Pass detour route," 5 Sep. 2019 Figure out whether the problem really is a section that sank or a neighboring section that jutted upward. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, "How to raise a sunken sidewalk block and restore a level walkway," 2 Sep. 2019 The beach at Ogden Dunes was starving for sand long before lake levels rose — a product, residents and local officials believe, of a port that juts into the lake nearby, shifting the natural process that reshapes their beach over time. Mitch Smith, New York Times, "Summer on the Swollen Great Lakes," 24 Aug. 2019 But the structure isn’t diminutive in stature, making a dramatic visual impact with angular overhanging roof lines that jut into the forest. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Usonian house in planned Frank Lloyd Wright community asks $810K," 16 Aug. 2019 The Warrensville Heights Branch, for example, has a big, glassy rectangular-shaped reading room topped by a shiny metal cornice that juts into the sky. Steven Litt, cleveland.com, "New Cuyahoga County libraries are spirited variations on themes of service, light, sense of place – Steven Litt," 21 July 2019 The most popular portions for day hikers include the quartz-white sands in Gulf Islands National Seashore and the forests of skinny pines that jut up like toothpicks in Ocala National Forest. Eric Barton, Outside Online, "This Florida Thru-Hike Is Not for the Faint of Heart," 10 July 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 Each person was apportioned a space 3-by-5 feet; at 10-by-12 feet, Locke’s monument was designed to accommodate two families of four, with a small jut where the auctioneer would have stood to hawk his human wares. Murray Whyte, BostonGlobe.com, "Boston lost a powerful, poetic work when artist pulled his ‘Auction Block’ slave memorial," 17 Aug. 2019 Two large cell blocks jut to east and west, housing 154,000 inmates over 90-plus years of operation. Susan Glaser, cleveland.com, "‘Shawshank’ 25th anniversary: How movie redeemed Mansfield’s notorious Ohio State Reformatory," 21 July 2019 So his manager, Marc Madiot, who had a great mane of white hair and a defiant jut to his chin, commanded the couch like a captain on his poop deck. Michael Powell, New York Times, "On the Road With the Tour de France," 18 July 2019 From the seasonal Bok Bar, Center City and points north jut skyward. Michael Klein, https://www.inquirer.com, "This South Philly bar has a killer happy hour and free parking," 4 June 2019 The six farms, which together cover hundreds of acres in the central sections of the bay, reveal themselves at low tide, when the long lines, framed by PVC pipes, jut out of the water in rambling rows. Richard Stenger, SFChronicle.com, "Everything you need to know about the oyster capital of California," 3 July 2018 High-rises jut skyward in Buenos Aires, but the region lags between the U.S. and Europe in terms of the productivity of its cities. Mimi Whitefield, miamiherald, "Why are Latin American and Caribbean cities less productive? Mayors in Miami to discuss," 11 June 2018 Tellingly, each of these channels juts directly backwards from the temporary shorelines. William Herkewitz, Popular Mechanics, "There Were Mega-Tsunamis on Mars," 19 May 2016

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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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just (you) wait

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jute board

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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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to spread over or through

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