jut

verb
\ 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

jut

noun

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

In the south, two giant limestone outcroppings, the Roche de Solutré and the Roche de Vergisson, jut almost 500 meters into the air. Fortune, "Wine Drinkers Should Pay More Attention to This Lesser-Known Spot in Burgundy," 10 Aug. 2019 An island of rocks juts out of the river, the result of the Cleveland Hill fault line. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "Coloma: Cozy cabins and heart-pumping rafting on the American River," 5 Aug. 2019 At the northwestern end of the Sacred Valley, the town of Ollantaytambo juts out over the Urubamba River. National Geographic, "Here’s why every foodie you know is heading to Peru," 19 July 2019 The pier juts into Lake Michigan at six city blocks long, so pretty much anyone on the pier or along the nearby lakeshore will have unobstructed views. Nina Kokotas Hahn, Condé Nast Traveler, "Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks in Chicago," 4 July 2019 Her shoulders jut out, her back is exposed — this is as naked as chic is allowed to be. Soraya Roberts, Longreads, "Fashions Fade, But Fleabag Is Forever," 8 June 2019 The hotel, designed by Martin Jochman, juts out from the side of the mine and hovers over a body of water, as though the building is taking a dip in a pool. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Shanghai luxury hotel is built inside an abandoned quarry," 5 Dec. 2018 The second juts into the frame from the next room, limp and listless, as if from straining to load a life into a space that won’t hold it. Eren Orbey, The New Yorker, "A Chinese Photographer’s Secret Installations Inside His Parents’ Home," 4 Aug. 2019 One of the most geologically active places in the world, Kamchatka juts out from the eastern coast of Russia to resemble a larger version of Florida. Sophia Chen, WIRED, "New Analysis Techniques Unearth a Trove of Unusual Minerals," 1 July 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 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

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First Known Use of jut

Verb

circa 1573, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun

1786, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jut

Verb

perhaps short for jutty entry 2

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jut

verb

English Language Learners Definition of jut

: to stick out, up, or forward

jut

verb
\ 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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