\ˈjət \
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

These structures begin their formation below, jutting out areas of higher altitude into the ice shell. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "Menacing Ice Spikes on Europa Could Endanger Future Landers," 8 Oct. 2018 The exterior facades of the 14- to 16-floor structures have a modern look, with jutting angles highlighted by contrasting colors schemes of orange, red, green, yellow, white and metallic gray. Brett Martel, Fox News, "Saransk swells from building boom of World Cup proportions," 22 June 2018 The ominous first duet with Nijinsky and Diaghilev, all jutting arms and evasions, tells us much. Allan Ulrich, San Francisco Chronicle, "As S.F. Ballet readies for festival, Canadian company gives its all in ‘Nijinsky’," 4 Apr. 2018 Like 50 foot spikes of ice jutting out from the crust of the moon. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "Menacing Ice Spikes on Europa Could Endanger Future Landers," 8 Oct. 2018 The screens jutting out from the body of the vehicle are the most noticeable feature — and that’s by design. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "The self-driving cars hitting the road in Texas today are unlike any we’ve seen before," 30 July 2018 That vision comes down to mixing together worlds, with nods to privilege (a silver spoon jutting out from a model’s mouth) or sometimes stereotypical odes to Asian culture (a denim and suede purse made out of nunchucks). Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Asai Is the Red-Hot London Label Delivering Clothes in Chinese Takeout Boxes," 12 June 2018 Brzoska points out the old rebar jutting from the crumbling roadway and the cracks between holes that lead to other cracks. Noah Bierman, latimes.com, "Michigan county plagued by potholes and sinkholes waits for Trump to deliver on infrastructure," 11 Mar. 2018 The medallion, $40, from the Home Depot, hides an elbow pipe jutting from the ceiling. Jessica Dodell-feder, Country Living, "Quick Kitchen Renovations," 19 Sep. 2014

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 Girls in pinafores and straw hats are preparing for an outing to Hanging Rock, where giant obelisks of red stone jut out of the earth and create a labyrinth of craggy interstices—a geological marvel and a sacred site for Aboriginal Australians. Rachel Syme, The New Republic, "Picnic at Hanging Rock," 22 May 2018 Two just-visible chair arms jut from the bottom of the frame. Alicia Ault, Smithsonian, "A Window into the World of Diane Arbus," 24 Apr. 2018 Image Shortly thereafter, the highway juts east toward Caliente, marking the most picturesque portion of the drive. New York Times, "At Basin and Range National Monument, Landscapes, Art and Aliens," 19 Apr. 2018 Seen from above, the Appalachian Mountains jut from the earth like a spine curving through the eastern U.S., reaching north into Canada and south into Mississippi. Jessica Wapner, Newsweek, "The Cancer Epidemic in Central Appalachia," 19 July 2015 Angular edges jut from the walls and ceilings of this contemporary home, which recently changed hands from Italian photographer-director Francesco Carrozzini to HATCHBEAUTY co-founder Ben Bennett. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "Director Francesco Carrozzini sells contemporary gem for $5.9 million," 30 Jan. 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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just yet

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 \
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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the figure or shape of a crescent moon

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