Definitions for: Jetty


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



Webster (1913) Definition: Jet"ty, a.
Made of jet, or like jet in color.

The people . . . are of a jetty. -- Sir T.
Browne.


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.


Jet"ty, v. i.
To jut out; to project. [Obs.] --Florio.

Synonyms: breakwater, bulwark, groin, groyne, mole, seawall

See Also: barrier

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