protrusion, projection, jut, jutting

(noun) the act of projecting out from something

bulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion, excrescence

(noun) something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings; “the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge”; “the hump of a camel”; “he stood on the rocky prominence”; “the occipital protuberance was well developed”; “the bony excrescence between its horns”

Source: WordNet® 3.1



jut (third-person singular simple present juts, present participle jutting, simple past and past participle jutted)

(intransitive) To stick out.

(obsolete) To butt.


jut (plural juts)

Something that sticks out.

Synonyms: outcrop, protrusion



Proper noun


Dated form of Jat.



Source: Wiktionary

Jut, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Jutted; p. pr. & vb. n. Jutting.] Etym: [A corruption of jet.]

1. To shoot out or forward; to project beyond the main body; as, the jutting part of a building. "In jutting rock and curved shore." Wordsworth. It seems to jut out of the structure of the poem. Sir T. Browne.

2. To butt. [Obs.] "The jutting steer." Mason.

Jut, n.

1. That which projects or juts; a projection.

2. A shove; a push. [Obs.] Udall.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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7 December 2022


(adjective) located or moved above the surround or above the normal position; “a raised design”; “raised eyebrows”

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