Definition of Jetty

1. Noun. A protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away.

Exact synonyms: Breakwater, Bulwark, Groin, Groyne, Mole, Seawall
Generic synonyms: Barrier
Derivative terms: Bulwark



Definition of Jetty

1. a. Made of jet, or like jet in color.

2. n. A part of a building that jets or projects beyond the rest, and overhangs the wall below.

3. v. i. To jut out; to project.

Definition of Jetty

1. Noun. A structure of wood or stone extended into the sea to influence the current or tide, or to protect a harbor or beach. ¹

2. Noun. A wharf or dock extending from the shore. ¹

3. Noun. (architecture) A part of a building that jets or projects beyond the rest, and overhangs the wall below. ¹

4. Verb. (obsolete intransitive) To jut out; to project. ¹

5. Adjective. (archaic) Made of jet, or like jet in color. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jetty

1. having the color jet black [adj -TIER, -TIEST] / to jut [v -TIED, -TYING, -TIES] - See also: jut

Medical Definition of Jetty

1. Origin: F.jetee a pier, a jetty, a causeway. See Jet a shooting forth, and cf. Jutty. 1. A part of a building that jets or projects beyond the rest, and overhangs the wall below. 2. A wharf or pier extending from the shore. 3. A structure of wood or stone extended into the sea to influence the current or tide, or to protect a harbor; a mole; as, the Eads system of jetties at the mouth of the Mississippi River. Jetty ad, a projecting part at the end of a wharf; the front of a wharf whose side forms one of the cheeks of a dock. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jetty

jettest
jettied
jettier
jetties
jettiest
jettiness
jettinesses
jetting
jettison
jettisonable
jettisoned
jettisoning
jettisons
jetton
jettons
jetty (current term)
jettying
jetwash
jetway
jetways
jeu
jeu d'esprit
jeu de paume
jeune
jeune fille
jeunesse dorée
jeux
jew
jew's-ear
jew's-harp

Literary usage of Jetty

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Appletons' Cyclopædia of Applied Mechanics: A Dictionary of Mechanical by Appleton, firm, publishers, New York (1880)
"The guide-piling for the east jetty was the working line for the location. ... Beyond this point the jetty is exposed to the full violence of storms and ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1922)
"Before any further work was done, the Aransas Pass Harbor Company conveyed to the United States the jetty or breakwater, which we have seen was constructed ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1889)
"The stability of this shingle mole depends entirely on the state of repair of the Castle jetty ; and when it is considered that the beach is more than 20 ..."

4. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1882)
"(F. —L.) Merely.я corruption of jet ; in the same way a jetty or pier was formerly called л jutty ; see jetty (above). project, sb., a plan. ..."

5. A History of the Jetties at the Mouth of the Mississippi River by Elmer Lawrence Corthell (1880)
"The line of the eastern jetty was reconsidered. Mr. Eads stated that the piling on the line of the east jetty had already been driven to within 2400 feet of ..."

6. A History of the Jetties at the Mouth of the Mississippi River by Elmer Lawrence Corthell (1881)
""The line of the eastern jetty was reconsidered. .Mr. Eads stated that the piling on the line of the east jetty had already been driven to within 2400 feet ..."

7. The Weekly Reporter by Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords, Great Britain Privy Council (1889)
"alongside the jetty, and without taking the ground there at low tide. ... The Moorcock arrived at the jetty, and was moored alongside, and as the tide ebbed ..."

8. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"The average depth at high tide through which 2 m. of this work was hiid on the east jetty was about 10 ft. ; and as the sediment accumulated in the willow ..."

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