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jetty (plural jetties)
- A structure of wood or stone extended into the sea to influence the current or tide, or to protect a harbor or beach.
- A wharf or dock extending from the shore.
- (architecture) A part of a building that jets or projects beyond the rest, and overhangs the wall below.
structure to influence currents or protect a harbor or beach
wharf — see wharf
pier — see pier
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- (obsolete, intransitive) To jut out; to project.
- 1598, John Florio, A Worlde of Wordes, or Dictionarie of the Italian and English tongues:
- ADENTELLARE […] It is properly to jetty out, or indent stones or timber of any unfinished building, that another may the easier be joyned unto, or that finished.
- (archaic) Made of jet, or like jet in color.
- c. 1587–1588, [Christopher Marlowe], Tamburlaine the Great. […] The First Part […], part 1, 2nd edition, London: […] [R. Robinson for] Richard Iones, […], published 1592, OCLC 932920499; reprinted as Tamburlaine the Great (A Scolar Press Facsimile), Menston, Yorkshire; London: Scolar Press, 1973, →ISBN, Act IV, scene i:
- Blacke are his colloures, blacke Pauillion,
His ſpeare, his ſhield, his horſe, his armour, plumes,
And Ietty Feathers menace death and hell,
UUithout reſpect of ſex, degree or age.
- 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, III.75:
- those large black eyes were so blackly fringed, / The glossy rebels mocked the jetty stain [...].
- 1885, Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, vol. 1:
- She raised her face veil [...] showing two black eyes fringed with jetty lashes, whose glances were soft and languishing and whose perfect beauty was ever blandishing [...].