Jetty definition

jĕtē
A kind of wall built out into the water to restrain currents, protect a harbor or pier, etc.
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The definition of a jetty is a small pier or breakwater that is built into the water to protect a harbor or shore.

A little breakwater on 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.

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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.
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A wharf.
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Resembling jet, as in texture.
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An overhanging part of a building.
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A wharf or dock extending from the shore.
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(obsolete, intransitive) To jut out; to project.

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Of the color jet; black.

Jetty tresses.

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A landing pier.
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To project, or jut out.
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Very black, like jet.
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A structure of wood or stone extended into the sea to influence the current or tide, or to protect a harbor or beach.
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(architecture) A part of a building that jets or projects beyond the rest, and overhangs the wall below.
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(archaic) Made of jet, or like jet in color.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jetty
Plural:
jetties

Origin of jetty

  • Middle English getti, jettie from Old French jetee from feminine past participle of jeter to project, throw jet2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French jetée ‘pier, jetty, causeway’. Compare jet, jutty.

    From Wiktionary

  • jet +‎ -y

    From Wiktionary