jut

Part of Speech

noun,verb

Definition

noun

something that juts out; a projecting or protruding point

verb

to extend beyond the main body or line; project; protrude (often followed by out)

Origin + Etymology

Mid 16th century; English

variant of jet

Synonyms

noun

  • bulge
  • protrusion
  • overhang

verb

  • bulge
  • impend
  • overhang
  • protrude
  • stand out
  • stick out

Antonyms

noun

  • indention
  • cut out

verb

  • cave in
  • shorten
  • depress
  • recede

Examples

noun

Cape Fear is a jut along the North Carolina coast.

verb

The narrow strip of land juts out into the channel.

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