jut

verb
\ 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

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

Open is now working on an addition to the museum called the Sea Art Museum that would jut out of the sea like a rock. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Otherworldly new museum is built into a sand dune," 17 Dec. 2018 Campaign signs jutted out of the grass featuring the names and faces of candidates for judge, delegate, senator, governor and other offices. Michael Dresser, baltimoresun.com, "Maryland voters cast record number of ballots as early voting wraps up," 21 June 2018 Nebraska’s topography isn’t all flat like a pancake but surprisingly diverse, from bluffs and buttes jutting out of the Plains to rolling hills. Kathryn Prociv, Washington Post, "Prongs of lightning sizzle in Nebraska’s summer sky," 15 June 2018 The ragged ends of two thick limbs jutted from the trunk. Ted Gregory, chicagotribune.com, "Just in time for Arbor Day, new preserve lays claim to Illinois' biggest tree," 27 Apr. 2018 Harbisson has an antenna jutting out of his head that allows him to sense colors. Rachel Z. Arndt, Popular Mechanics, "Man Wears an Antenna on His Head to 'Hear' Colors," 24 Aug. 2015 The tiny town of Tokeland, Pacific County, occupies a thumb of land that juts into Willapa Bay on the Washington coast. Sandi Doughton, The Seattle Times, "Shoalwater Bay Tribe will build Washington state’s second tsunami refuge, a tower at Willapa Bay," 23 July 2018 The man who left his name all over the state was in 1866 one of the first scientists to document the mysterious peninsula jutting toward Russia. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, "A scientist’s view of Alaska, 150 years ago," 11 Mar. 2018 Hundreds of feet below, crags jutted through an olive-green haze. Eric Kester, Popular Mechanics, "What Virtual Reality Needs Now Is This Immersive Playground With Wind Machines and Smoke," 10 May 2016

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

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 \
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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