Jet"ty (?), a.

Made of jet, or like jet in color.

The people . . . are of a jetty. Sir T. Browne.


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Jet"ty, n.; pl. Jetties (#). [F.jet'ee a pier, a jetty, a causeway. See Jet a shooting forth, and cf. Jutty.]

1. Arch.

A part of a building that jets or projects beyond the rest, and overhangs the wall below.


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 ad 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.


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Jet"ty, v. i.

To jut out; to project.




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