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

Nowadays, though, one thing tops the search results: a mug shot, his eyes hooded, his white goatee jutting out at a defiant angle. New York Times, "From Fighting Injustice to Facing Death Row: The Bizarre Case of Pastor Glasgow," 7 July 2018 Images of the site where the water main broke showed an intersection completely ripped apart with pipes jutting out. Greg Norman, Fox News, "Massive water main break floods Philadelphia's Center City," 4 July 2018 The concept vehicle, with its many jutting antennas looked like the car that Homer Simpson designed. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Army’s Next Fighting Vehicle Will Be a Troop Carrier," 28 June 2018 The dominant image of the Group of Seven summit in Canada was of Merkel in front of her fellow leaders bearing down on an obviously petulant President Trump, sitting with his arms crossed, his chin jutting out. Alan Crawford, Bloomberg.com, "As Merkel’s Power Drains, the Threat to Europe Grows," 27 June 2018 Ronald Guzman followed by sending a high fly ball to the warning track in right field just where the wall juts in. Kevin Acee, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Padres waste good night against Cole Hamels, lose to Rangers," 25 June 2018 Outside, a crowd intensifies with anxious excitement; two lines jut down the block and snake around the corner. Jason Parham, WIRED, "Welcome to the Social Media ‘Black Power Kitchen’ of Tomorrow," 29 May 2018 Its ribs are showing through its skin, hip bones jutting out atop spindly legs. Leah Sottile, Longreads, "Bundyville Chapter Four: The Gospel of Bundy," 18 May 2018 The tumors have spread through his rail-thin body, his bones jutting out under waxy skin. Melody Schreiber, The New Republic, "The Erin Brockoviches of Ecuador," 18 May 2018

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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