Jetty

Definition of Jetty

Jet´ty
a.1.Made of jet, or like jet in color.
The people . . . are of a jetty.
- Sir T. Browne.
n.1.
1.(Arch.) 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.(Hydraul. Engin.) 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 head
(Naut.) a projecting part at the end of a wharf; the front of a wharf whose side forms one of the cheeks of a dock.
v. i.1.To jut out; to project.

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