Something protruding is sticking out. When you're playing hide and seek, be sure your whole body is under the bed — a protruding arm or leg will give away your hiding spot.

The part sticking out of an otherwise flat surface can be described as protruding. If a display is protruding from a storefront, you have to walk around it. If you have a big, red zit protruding from your forehead, you should probably see a dermatologist. And if you look up the mountainside and see rocks protruding, look out! Protruding rocks tend to fall down, which could put a damper on the hike.

Definitions of protruding
  1. adjective
    extending out above or beyond a surface or boundary
    “his protruding ribs”
    synonyms: jutting, projected, projecting, relieved, sticking, sticking out
    thrusting outward
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