\ 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

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: Verb Cumbia rhythms rise from the production and mix with jazz melodies; a sudden huapango structure might jut out from a chorus or intro. Julyssa Lopez, Rolling Stone, 20 Oct. 2021 The northern Massachusetts peninsula on which Rockport sits doesn't jut as far out into the Atlantic as Cape Cod does in the south, but its seaside energy is similar. Amy Thomas, Travel + Leisure, 24 July 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 22 Apr. 2020 After about ten minutes, Theo paused and placed his palms flat against a jutting boulder. Ishion Hutchinson, Harper's Magazine, 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, 1 Mar. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun With the bullpens in left-center field not being moved as part of this project, the ballpark now has a sharp jut from the bullpen to the rest of the wall. Nathan Ruiz, baltimoresun.com, 14 Jan. 2022 In the Kenai Peninsula community of Homer, a steady stream of cars was seen evacuating the Homer Spit, a jut of land extending nearly 5 miles (8 kilometers) into Kachemak Bay that is a draw for tourists and fishermen. Mark Thiessen, Star Tribune, 29 July 2021 The kind that makes your lip jut in solemn appreciation. Daniel Wolfe, Quartz, 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, 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, 7 Feb. 2020 The impact caused Hudson's feet to jut underneath the pedals. Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star, 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, 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, 3 Oct. 2019 See More

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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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More Definitions for jut


\ 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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