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jetty

Syllabification: jet·ty
Pronunciation: /ˈjedē
 
/

Definition of jetty in English:

noun (plural jetties)

1A landing stage or small pier at which boats can dock or be moored.
Example sentences
  • The tender runs from the first row of old wooden jetties.
  • The wooden jetty which jutted out into the waters was long, but the Lake seemed to dwarf it effortlessly.
  • History has it that Swami Vivekananda had reached the boat jetty on December 3, 1892.
1.1A breakwater constructed to protect or defend a harbor, stretch of coast, or riverbank.
Example sentences
  • During migration and winter, they inhabit rocky coasts, reefs, jetties, and breakwaters.
  • A significant on-farm innovation has been the installation of jetties on the riverbanks by Braum's own construction crews.
  • ‘All the old timber jetties along the coast over time reach the end of their lives,’ Mr Flottmann said.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French jetee, feminine past participle of jeter 'to throw' (see jet1).

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