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Jetty

Jetty Meaning & Definition
Jetty Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Jetty?

[n] a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away

Synonyms | Synonyms for Jetty: breakwater | bulwark | groin | groyne | mole | seawall

Related Terms | Find terms related to Jetty: abutment | anchorage | anchorage ground | arc-boutant | arch dam | backstop | bamboo curtain | bank | bar | barrage | barrier | basin | beam | bear-trap dam | beaver dam | berth | black | boom | breakwater | breastwork | brick wall | buffer | bulkhead | bulwark | buttress | buttress pier | buttressing | cofferdam | dam | defense | dike | ditch | dock | dockage | dockyard | dry dock | earthwork | ebon | ebony | embankment | fence | flying buttress | gate | gravity dam | groin | hanging buttress | harbor | harborage | haven | hydraulic-fill dam | inky | iron curtain | jam | jet | jutty | landing | landing place | landing stage | leaping weir | levee | logjam | marina | milldam | moat | mole | moorings | mound | parapet | pier | pier buttress | pitch-black | pitch-dark | port | portcullis | protected anchorage | quay | rampart | raven | retaining wall | road | roadblock | roads | roadstead | rock-fill dam | sable | seaport | seawall | shipyard | shoulder | shutter dam | slip | stone wall | wall | weir | wharf | wicket dam | work

See Also | barrier

Jetty In Webster's Dictionary

\Jet"ty\, a. Made of jet, or like jet in color. The people . . . are of a jetty. -- Sir T. Browne.
\Jet"ty\, n.; pl. {Jetties}. [F. jet['e]e 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. 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 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.
\Jet"ty\, v. i. To jut out; to project. [Obs.] --Florio.

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