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Definition of "jut" []

  • To extend outward or upward beyond the limits of the main body; project: "He had a sharp crooked nose jutting out of a lean dancer's face” ( Graham Greene). (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause to jut. See Synonyms at bulge. (verb-transitive)
  • Something that protrudes; a projection. (noun)

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 "jut" in a sentence
  • "The way you call jut to tell me to look at the stars."
  • "The upper stories project; and from these again jut windows of delicate turned latticework in old brown wood, like big bird-cages."
  • "At other times the Grey valley is green and pleasant, excepting where the masses of grey rock from which it has its name jut out over the river."