v. jut·ted, jut·ting, juts
To extend outward or upward beyond the limits of the main body; project: "He had a sharp crooked nose jutting out of a lean dancer's face" (Graham Greene). See Synonyms at bulge.
To cause to jut.
1. The act or condition of jutting: a pronounced jut of the chin.
2. Something that protrudes; a projection: "a jut of untrimmed mustache" (William Faulkner).
[Middle English jutten, from gete, iutei, jetty, projecting upper story, from Old French jetee; see JETTY1.]
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