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noun (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.
verb (jett, i, ed)
  1. (context, obsolete, intransitive) To jut out; to project.
adjective (jettier, jettiest)
  1. (archaic) Made of jet, or like jet in color.
    • 1885: She raised her face veil ... showing two black eyes fringed with 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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