outthrust

1 of 3

verb

transitive verb

: to thrust out

intransitive verb

: to thrust out
the deep roots, outthrusting far below the plowshare's reachGeorge Woodbury

outthrust

2 of 3

noun

1
: a thrusting out : an outward pressure
2
: something that is thrust out : projection
below it was no firm outthrust of the mountainside, but eight thousand feet of airJ. R. Ullman

outthrust

3 of 3

adjective

: thrust out : extended
an outthrust jaw
an outthrust hand

Word History

Etymology

Verb

Middle English outthresten, from out entry 1 + thresten to thrust

Noun

out entry 3 + thrust (after thrust out, verb)

Adjective

out entry 1 + thrust, past participle of thrust (after thrust out, verb)

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“Outthrust.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outthrust. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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