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ˈdʒɛt ijet·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. breakwater, groin, groyne, mole, bulwark, seawall, jettynoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jettyadjective

    made of jet, or like jet in color

  2. Jettynoun

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

  3. Jettynoun

    a wharf or pier extending from the shore

  4. Jettynoun

    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

  5. Jettyverb

    to jut out; to project

  6. Etymology: [F. jete a pier, a jetty, a causeway. See Jet a shooting forth, and cf. Jutty.]


  1. Jetty

    A jetty is any of a variety of structures used in river, dock, and maritime works that are generally carried out in pairs from river banks, or in continuation of river channels at their outlets into deep water; or out into docks, and outside their entrances; or for forming basins along the coast for ports in tideless seas. The forms and construction of these jetties are as varied as their uses, for they are formed sometimes of high open timber-work, sometimes of low solid projections, and occasionally only differ from breakwaters in their object. The term derived from the French word jetée, "thrown", and signifies something thrown out. Jetties at the coast that have been raised and extended help prevent long shore drift and therefore slow down beach erosion.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jetty

    jet′i, n. a projection: a kind of pier. [O. Fr. jettée, thrown out. See Jet (2).]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. jetty

    A name given in the royal dockyards to that part of a wharf which projects beyond the rest, but more particularly the front of a wharf, the side of which forms one of the cheeks of a dry or wet dock. Such a projection, whether of wood or stone, from the outer end of a wharf, is called a jetty-head.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jetty in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jetty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of jetty in a Sentence

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Universe is a giant wave and mankind needs a giant breakwater: The science! It is the best jetty we ever have!

  2. Chris McLindon:

    I regularly walked down the aisle and Stephen Prosser was not sat in an unnatural position for an economy seat, when Stephen Prosser left the aircraft, I watched Stephen Prosser walk down the jetty in a perfectly normal manner and showed no signs of injury.

  3. Sarah Smith:

    We need to build out a bunkering jetty at Tilbury to be able to fill bunkering vessels there.

  4. Kelly Bailey:

    I was walking over towards the Jetty where my son and his cousins were exploring and I noticed a fishing line pulling from far out in the water, i then saw a man reeling in a large marine reel and another man running towards the water with a spear. After the man was fighting to reel in what we all thought was a sport fish, was told by the other man holding the spear that it was in fact a shark.

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    transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
    • A. transparent
    • B. aligned
    • C. brilliant
    • D. alternate

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