When something juts, it extends outward. Your nose juts out from your face, just as your ears jut from your head. If you’re feeling determined, you might jut out your chin.

The word jut applies to anything sticking out. Anything that goes beyond the main line of something juts out, like a rock on a coastline or a bump on a log. If you walk into a room with your chin jutting out, people better watch out because you mean business.

Definitions of jut
  1. verb
    extend out or project in space
    “His sharp nose jutted out”
    synonyms: jut out, project, protrude, stick out
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    project over
    push up, thrust
    push upward
    spear, spear up
    thrust up like a spear
    bag, bulge
    bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge
    project as a cantilever
    form a rounded prominence
  2. noun
    something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
    synonyms: bulge, bump, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, swelling
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    frontal eminence
    either prominence of the frontal bone above each orbit
    occipital protuberance
    prominence on the outer surface of the occipital bone
    a part that bulges deeply
    a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure
    a bump on a ski slope
    nub, nubble
    a small lump or protuberance
    a sharp protuberance
    any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)
    type of:
    any solid convex shape that juts out from something
  3. noun
    the act of projecting out from something
    synonyms: jutting, projection, protrusion
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    change of shape
    an action that changes the shape of something
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