jutty

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See jetty, jut, jet.

Noun[edit]

jutty (plural jutties)

  1. A projection in a building; also, a pier or mole; a jetty
    • 1910, Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford, Tales of Old Japan[1]:
      The taking of life being displeasing to Buddha, outside many of the temples old women and children earn a livelihood by selling sparrows, small eels, carp, and tortoises, which the worshipper sets free in honour of the deity, within whose territory cocks and hens and doves, tame and unharmed, perch on every jutty, frieze, buttress, and coigne of vantage.
    • 1828, Various, The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 12,[2]:
      I was (says our friend) at the Naval Hospital, at Yarmouth, on the morning when Nelson, after the battle of Copenhagen (having sent the wounded before him,) arrived at the Roads, and landed on the jutty.
    • 1608, William Shakespeare, Macbeth:
      This guest of summer, the temple-haunting martlet, does approve by his mansionry that the heaven's breath smells wooingly here; no jutty, frieze, buttress, nor coign of vantage, but this bird hath made his pendent bed and procreant cradle.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.