A boat by a jetty.
- A little breakwateron the edge of the ocean to protect the houses located on the bank right by the ocean is an example of a jetty.
- A narrow little dock that boats dock on is an example of a jetty.
- a kind of wall built out into the water to restrain currents, protect a harbor or pier, etc.
- a landing pier
- an overhanging part of a building
Origin of jettyMiddle English gete from Old French jetée, jetty, origin, originally past participle of jeter: see jet
intransitive verb-·tied, -·ty·ing
- 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.
- A wharf.
Origin of jettyMiddle English getti, jettie from Old French jetee from feminine past participle of jeter to project, throw ; see jet 2.
- Resembling jet, as in texture.
- Of the color jet; black: jetty tresses.
(third-person singular simple present jetties, present participle jettying, simple past and past participle jettied)
- (obsolete, intransitive) To jut out; to project.
(comparative jettier, superlative jettiest)
- (archaic) Made of jet, or like jet in color.
jet + -y