\ 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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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Splintered wooden frames with long nails jutting out in every direction were piled at least six feet high or more in some areas. Daniella Silva, NBC News, "In Abaco Islands, the letter D marks the site of a grim recovery effort," 10 Sep. 2019 The Leelanau Peninsula separates the bay from Lake Michigan to the west, while the Old Mission Peninsula juts northward into the bay. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "Fall harvest is the best time to visit wine country. Here are 4 places to get you started," 6 Sep. 2019 One wall is earthen, with tree roots jutting out; another wall is a canvas curtain. Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, "In Sonoma, a natural winemaker looks to the Republic of Georgia for inspiration," 15 Aug. 2019 Take two Sapphire Bay marks Rowlett’s second official stab at the project, which the kentcity has long eyed for the prime tract of land on a peninsula jutting out on Lake Ray Hubbard. David Tarrant, Dallas News, "Surf’s up: Wave pool, Crystal Lagoon among plans unveiled at town hall for new $1B Rowlett development," 9 Aug. 2019 Howling guitar sections swerve into spooky vocal harmony stretches, and staggered odd-time segments jut out to keep the listener searching. John Adamian, courant.com, "Psych-rock band Garcia Peoples playing Space Ballroom," 5 Aug. 2019 After Chris Herrmann jutted a single the other way, Marcus Semien worked Texas’ Jesus Leclerc for a 10-pitch walk. Shayna Rubin, The Mercury News, "‘We’re going to the playoffs this year’: Khris Davis’ walk-off walk against Rangers instills confidence in Athletics clubhouse," 28 July 2019 To your left is a slightly higher promontory jutting farther into the canyon. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Here are 10 of Arizona's most photogenic spots. Some of them might surprise you," 26 July 2019 The squid lens forms as extra-long membranes jutting out for specialized eye cells overlap to form a tight ball. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, "The genes that make squid eyes also make your legs," 15 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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