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Definition of "jetty" []

  • A structure, such as a pier, that projects into a body of water to influence the current or tide or to protect a harbor or shoreline from storms or erosion. (noun)
  • A wharf. (noun)
  • Resembling jet, as in texture. (adjective)
  • Of the color jet; black: jetty tresses. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "jetty" in a sentence
  • "From Gateway Of India to Mandwa jetty is about an hour by boat."
  • "Coolidge reminded us that the physical jetty is only part of the work, which is actually a triad of the "sculpture" in the landscape, an essay by Smithson, and a film documenting the project."
  • "Her beautiful hands held a cup to the lips of the stranger; while her long hair, escaped from its bands, fell in jetty ringlets, and mingled with his silver locks."