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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jetty  \Jet"ty\,  a. 
  Made  of  jet,  or  like  jet  in  color. 
 
  The  people  .  .  .  are  of  a  jetty.  --  Sir  T. 
  Browne. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jetty  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jetty  \Jet"ty\,  v.  i. 
  To  jut  out  to  project.  [Obs.]  --Florio. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jetty 
  n  :  a  protective  structure  of  stone  or  concrete;  extends  from 
  shore  into  the  water  to  prevent  a  beach  from  washing  away 
  [syn:  {breakwater},  {groin},  {groyne},  {mole},  {bulwark}, 
  {seawall}] 




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