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Meaning of JETTY

Pronunciation:  'jetee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away

JETTY is a 5 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: breakwater, bulwark, groin, groyne, mole, seawall
 See Also: barrier



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Jet"ty\, a.
    Made of jet, or like jet in color.
          The people . . . are of a jetty.         -- Sir T.
  2. \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.
  3. \Jet"ty\, v. i.
    To jut out; to project. [Obs.] --Florio.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: An elongate artificial obstruction projecting into a stream or the sea from bank or shore to control shoaling and scour by deflection of strength of currents and waves.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abutment, anchorage, anchorage ground, arc-boutant, arch dam, backstop, bamboo curtain, bank, bar, barrage, barrier, basin, beam, bear-trap dam, beaver dam, berth, black, boom, breakwater, breastwork, brick wall, buffer, bulkhead, bulwark, buttress, buttress pier, buttressing, cofferdam, dam, defense, dike, ditch, dock, dockage, dockyard, dry dock, earthwork, ebon, ebony, embankment, fence, flying buttress, gate, gravity dam, groin, hanging buttress, harbor, harborage, haven, hydraulic-fill dam, inky, iron curtain, jam, jet, jutty, landing, landing place, landing stage, leaping weir, levee, logjam, marina, milldam, moat, mole, moorings, mound, parapet, pier, pier buttress, pitch-black, pitch-dark, port, portcullis, protected anchorage, quay, rampart, raven, retaining wall, road, roadblock, roads, roadstead, rock-fill dam, sable, seaport, seawall, shipyard, shoulder, shutter dam, slip, stone wall, wall, weir, wharf, wicket dam, work