\ 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 Two swimming pools soon will jut out mid-air from a 54-foot tower in Sunny Isles Beach, giving swimmers some of the most amazing views of South Florida. Lisa J. Huriash, sun-sentinel.com, "These over-the-top pools jut out mid-air, offering breathtaking views," 31 Oct. 2019 Javier jutted his chin forward and raised his eyebrows. John J. Lennon, Washington Post, "I’ve built a career as a prolific prison journalist. So why did it take me so long to write a letter to the family of the man I killed?," 28 Oct. 2019 The seafood-centric restaurant juts over Lake Erie. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Ohio lands 2 spots on 50 Best Restaurants for a Date in America," 15 Oct. 2019 Out of one end juts a red velvet chair; out of the other, an upright piano, some of its keys covered in dirt. BostonGlobe.com, "In Arlekin Players Theatre’s fascinating production of German playwright Marius van Mayenburg’s “The Stone,’’ the mind-bending scope of Nazi crimes is distilled to the 60-year story of a single house in Dresden that is wrested from its Jewish owners in 1935 by a young German couple.," 21 Sep. 2019 The new facility juts like a grey cube from the base of the marble obelisk. Ashraf Khalil, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Melania Trump cuts ribbon on reopened Washington Monument," 19 Sep. 2019 The lower half of the hominin’s long face juts forward beneath its wide, heavy cheekbones, then narrows above them. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Early hominin skull fills in “a major gap” in the fossil record," 29 Aug. 2019 The rock jutted out of the ground at an angle, with the man’s torso protruding and intact from the chest down, like some Romanic Wile E. Coyote. Chiara Goia, Smithsonian, "The New Treasures of Pompeii," 21 Aug. 2019 Shaped like a dagger jutting south into the Adriatic, Istria has long been celebrated as a place of epicurean wonders, but in many ways still feels like a secret. Mary Winston Nicklin, Condé Nast Traveler, "Istria Has All the Beauty of the Mediterranean and None of Croatia's Crowds," 16 Aug. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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 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

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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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12 Nov 2019

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The first known use of jut was circa 1573

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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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