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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
And now, after a recent rough patch, the Capitola Wharf, an 855-foot-long wooden structure that juts into scenic Monterey Bay and forms the backdrop for countless beach vacation photos, is nearly ready for a new chapter. Paul Rogers, The Mercury News, 17 May 2024 Port Townsend The breathtaking views and opportunities to see local wildlife like orcas are reason enough to visit Port Townsend, which juts out into the whale-rich waters of the Puget Sound, with jagged mountains slicing the horizon. Zoe Baillargeon, Travel + Leisure, 10 May 2024 Idyllic Instagram photos posted by Chung show their curious boys exploring rocky beaches against the jutting Santa Ynez mountains. Andrea Mandell, Peoplemag, 9 May 2024 The current Powerhouse stage is a thrust configuration, jutting out into the seating area. Jim Higgins, Journal Sentinel, 8 May 2024 Golden brown chicken tenders jutted out of the bun. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 7 May 2024 When the ships reached Whitefish Point—a peninsula that juts out into Lake Superior from the northeast corner of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula—the Adella Shores was two miles behind the Daniel J. Morrell. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 May 2024 When the last note echoed out, and Lee, sitting on a stool, posed with their head down and arm jutted out toward the crowd, they were received with something more striking than cheers and claps. Piet Levy, Journal Sentinel, 4 May 2024 The inexorable wonder-workings of geology — with a fanciful nod to Poseidon, the god of earthquakes and oceans — created that stunning headland that juts its chin out into the Pacific from Los Angeles County. Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2024
Its signature pier juts into the Pacific as waves big enough to make surfers salivate break beyond miles of white sand. Reis Thebault, Washington Post, 2 Mar. 2024 The plan is to juts continue to prove those people right. Kelsey Conway, The Enquirer, 25 Jan. 2024 His graph resembles an EKG monitor, with rhythmic spikes and troughs that tick along over the years until suddenly a line juts way up in 2020, signaling over six million weekly claims. Matthew Desmond, The New York Review of Books, 28 Dec. 2023 More dramatic is the house’s relationship to the ground: Set on a heavy concrete platform, the dwelling juts out over the steep incline of its narrow plot; in time, Ayako says, shade-seeking plants will creep in, creating a river of green under a bridge to nowhere. Michael Snyder Pedro Kok, New York Times, 22 Nov. 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

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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 26 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


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

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