Meaning of jetty


Pronunciation: ( jet'ē), [key]
— n., pl. v., -ties, -tied, -ty•ing.
  1. a pier or structure of stones, piles, or the like, projecting into the sea or other body of water to protect a harbor, deflect the current, etc.
  2. a wharf or landing pier.
  3. the piles or wooden structure protecting a pier.
  4. an overhang, as of an upper story beyond a lower.
  1. to construct (part of a building) so that it projects beyond lower construction; jutty.


Pronunciation: ( jet'ē), [key]
— adj.
  1. made of jet.
  2. resembling jet, esp. in color; of a deep black.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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