Definition of jut in English:



  • 1 Extend out, over, or beyond the main body or line of something:

    ‘a rock jutted out from the side of the bank’
    • ‘Gannon slowed down and moved behind a large mineral rock that was jutting out of the ground at a near 90 degree angle.’
    • ‘Why wasn't the granite washed clean like the rock outcrops we see jutting into the sea at the coast?’
    • ‘For a warm-up dive you could try Harbour Reef, a slab of rock that juts out into the sea, extending the south entrance wall of the harbour.’
    • ‘The view across the Firth of Forth to East Lothian is expansive, from North Berwick Law in the distance to the impressive Bass Rock jutting out of the Forth.’
    • ‘Towering over the beach is the magnificent headland of Ravenscar which juts out into the ocean like the bow of a ship.’
    • ‘The live ordnance area was the island of Farallon di Medina, a half-mile-long chunk of rock jutting out of the ocean.’
    • ‘There was a shelf of rock jutting out from the cliff and extending all along the sweep of the bay, providing a broken highway three to five yards wide.’
    • ‘Directing the driver to stop, she got out and looked down the deserted beach to a large array of rocks jutting out into the ocean.’
    • ‘It is known for its massive rock formation that juts out from its calm water.’
    • ‘The canyon was full of rocks that were jutting out of the walls.’
    • ‘She then strolled lazily over to a section of the wall where a natural rock formation jutted outward beyond the polished stone wall.’
    • ‘Things that looked like scales and claws jutted from its body.’
    • ‘At White Box, the concrete platform that juts out into the main space was set up as a walkway with railings, like a pier extending into the sea.’
    • ‘Vacant gaps on the slopes are filled with deep blue-green clumps of vegetation and sculpted sandstone outcroppings jut from the ridge line in a continuation of the sea floor's tilt.’
    • ‘Her natural eyebrows had thinned with age, but they were darkened and thickened with great black pencil lines which jutted down the sides of her face.’
    • ‘An outcrop of bare rocks jutting out of the hill, hewn into different shapes by eons of wind and rain, appeared like a sculpture gallery of Henry Moore.’
    • ‘It is similar to a xylophone but in the shape of a dancing woman, with arms and legs jutting out from the body of the instrument.’
    • ‘Located 32 miles from the Utah desert town of Moab, the narrow rock peninsula juts jaggedly into canyon country, 2,000 feet above the Colorado River.’
    • ‘The logical location for a successful offensive was the salient that jutted into the German lines between the cities of Orel and Khar'kov.’
    • ‘Hunter looked down over the cliff and smiled at a white rock jutting out of the cliff six feet below where he stood.’
    stick out, project, protrude, poke out, bulge out, overhang, obtrude
    be imminent, protuberate, impend
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    1. 1.1[with object] Cause (something) to protrude:
      ‘she put up her head and jutted out her chin with determination’
      • ‘As a result, he would get the club ‘stuck’ behind his body and have to jut out his left hip and flick at the ball.’
      • ‘Her pigtails bounced into all directions, and her lower lip was jutted out, like she might cry.’
      • ‘Do we feel pride in Jeb because he swells his chest and resolutely juts his cleft chin?’
      • ‘A businessman in a suit, jutting jaw and stern posture, is at the head of the table.’
      • ‘Then he jumps to his feet and starts to sing it how he imagines it, clicking his fingers and jutting his chin out.’


  • A point that sticks out:

    ‘we stopped on a jut of land’
    • ‘It's also a handy disguise for that awkward little abdominal jut of mine, which no amount of stomach crunching will dispel.’
    • ‘There is a jut of rock level with that tree, which will lead us into the cavern where the stairwell is.’
    • ‘It felt like the Champs-Elysees, that view of a broad avenue with a leafy barrier, a real landscape, an open plain in a city of juts.’
    • ‘Many black and silver belts twisted and hung to snuggle the smallness of his waist and the jut of his hips.’
    • ‘The horizon, in all directions, seems to be perpetually bordered by a small jut of land, giving the impression of driving through a bowl.’
    • ‘Not the color of his eyes or the jut of his chin, just the strawberry that transformed his face into a harlequin's mask.’
    • ‘A tiny jut of skin hangs off her upper lip, as happens to mortals in the winter.’
    • ‘Gently my fingers brushed against the side of her cheek, gingerly tracing a line from the soft curve to the gentle jut of her chin.’
    • ‘Chen recalled that when she attempted to grip the juts in the wall, both her leg and arm muscles started to tremble.’
    • ‘The Adas Sands were the Southern-most part of Vadanja, a huge jut of land into the Sapphire Oceans; long, dry plains of tall grasses and long beaches on the coastline.’
    • ‘We rowed to the hulk from which it was planned to swim to the jut of the foreshore.’
    • ‘That night they camped in a natural shelter beneath a jut of the cliff, placing the cart and the fire between themselves and the forest.’
    • ‘It was a sharp jut of rock on the top of a hill, a bare landscape amongst the tropics of the jungle.’
    • ‘And forgotten, too, the sharpened jut of his cheekbones and his chin, and the thinning high arch of his nose.’
    bump, lump, knob, hump, jut, projection, prominence, protuberance, overhang, eminence, ledge, shelf, ridge
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Mid 16th century: variant of jet.