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From French jetée ‘pier, jetty, causeway’. Compare jet, jutty.

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Singular
Jetty

Plural
jetties

Jetty (plural jetties)
  1. (architecture) 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. (Hydraulic engineering): 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.
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Infinitive
to Jetty

Third person singular
jetties

Simple past
jettied

Past participle
jettied

Present participle
Jettying

to Jetty (third-person singular simple present jetties, present participle Jettying, simple past and past participle jettied)
  1. (obsolete, intransitive) To jut out; to project.

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From jet + -y.

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Jetty (comparative jettier, superlative jettiest)
  1. (archaic) Made of jet, or like jet in color.
    • 1885: 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 — Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, vol. 1

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