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[jet-ee] /ˈdʒɛt i/

noun, plural jetties.
a pier or structure of stones, piles, or the like, projecting into the sea or other body of water to protect a harbor, deflect the current, etc.
a wharf or landing pier.
the piles or wooden structure protecting a pier.
Also, jutty. an overhang, as of an upper story beyond a lower.
verb (used with object), jettied, jettying.
to construct (part of a building) so that it projects beyond lower construction; jutty.
[jet-ee] /ˈdʒɛt i/
made of .
resembling jet, especially in color; of a deep black.
noun (pl) -ties
a structure built from a shore out into the water to direct currents or protect a harbour
a landing pier; dock
of or resembling jet, esp in colour or polish

early 15c., from Old French jetee “a jetty, a projecting part of a building,” also “a throw,” noun use of fem. past participle of jeter “to throw” (see jet (v.)). Notion is of a structure “thrown out” past what surrounds it.


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