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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A lift leads from the terrace to a private jetty with towels, deck-chairs, sun umbrellas and a beach bar.
▪ An hour later, taxiing across the glimmering surface of the lake, the floatplane approached the jetty.
▪ And the ships and the jetty leave their spotlights on all night.
▪ Members heard that leisure facilities such as fishing and boating will be improved by permanent fishing platforms and a proper jetty.
▪ On the other side the oarsmen leapt out into the mud and hauled us up to the jetty.
▪ The rocks of the jetties had an odor that was both pleasant and unpleasant, Salty and fishy.
▪ They were past the protection of the jetties now, crossing the open water.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Jetty \Jet"ty\, a. Made of jet, or like jet in color.

The people . . . are of a jetty.
--Sir T. Browne.


Jetty \Jet"ty\, n.; pl. Jetties. [F. jet['e]e a pier, a jetty, a causeway. See Jet a shooting forth, and cf. Jutty.]

  1. (Arch.) 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. (Hydraul. Engin.) 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.

    Jetty head (Naut.), a projecting part at the end of a wharf; the front of a wharf whose side forms one of the cheeks of a dock.


Jetty \Jet"ty\, v. i. To jut out; to project. [Obs.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., from Old French jetee "a jetty, a projecting part of a building," also "a throw," noun use of fem. past participle of jeter "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Notion is of a structure "thrown out" past what surrounds it.


Etymology 1 n. 1 A structure of wood or stone extended into the sea to influence the current or tide, or to protect a harbor or beach. 2 A wharf or dock extending from the shore. 3 (context architecture English) A part of a building that jets or projects beyond the rest, and overhangs the wall below. vb. (context obsolete intransitive English) To jut out; to project. Etymology 2

  1. (context archaic English) Made of jet, or like jet in color.


n. a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away [syn: breakwater, groin, groyne, mole, bulwark, seawall]


A jetty is a structure that projects from the land out into water. Often, "jetty" refers to a walkway accessing the centre of an enclosed waterbody. The term is derived from the French word, "thrown", and signifies something thrown out.

Jetty (web server)

Jetty is a Java HTTP (Web) server and Java Servlet container. While Web Servers are usually associated with serving documents to people, Jetty is now often used for machine to machine communications, usually within larger software frameworks. Jetty is developed as a free and open source project as part of the Eclipse Foundation. The web server is used in products such as Apache ActiveMQ, Alfresco, Apache Geronimo, Apache Maven, Apache Spark, Google App Engine, Eclipse, FUSE, iDempiere, Twitter's Streaming API and Zimbra. Jetty is also the server in open source projects such as Lift, Eucalyptus, Red5, Hadoop and I2P. Jetty supports the latest Java Servlet API (with JSP support) as well as protocols HTTP/2 and WebSocket.

Jetty (disambiguation)

Jetty may refer to:

  • Jetty, a variety of structures employed in river, dock, and maritime works
  • Jetty, a term for an overhang (architecture) in the American colonial architecture
  • Jetty (web server), a pure Java based HTTP Server and Servlet Container
  • Jettying, a building technique used in medieval timber frame buildings

Usage examples of "jetty".

As he helped Isabel from the boat onto the small jetty, he glanced up at where the bure was set, on the lushly covered hillside on a natural terrace overlooking the water.

Anchorage Bay, it was called, and in the previous century boats had tied up at the little jetty, there had been fishermen living in the row of cottages and cobles drawn up on the beach.

Not twenty feet away, on the edge of the jetty was a man sworn to kill Cowan on sight.

As their footsteps receded down the jetty, Steve Cowan got to his feet.

Captain Harbin Fashnalgid had seen his own face crudely portrayed on a red poster as he stepped ashore with Besi, after they had sailed the twenty miles from the jetty in the marshlands.

Harry watched jubilantly as the soldiers moved forward quickly now, one upon one, dropping into the large boats at the far end of the makeshift jetty.

Ned and Saxby stood with Lobb watching men with tongs heating up a mast band in a rudimentary furnace before slipping it into place over the completed new mast, and while carpenters nearby shaped up the new yard, an excited seaman ran up from the jetty.

But Omi shook his head and said something he did not understand and continued across the square, down the foreshore, past the cauldron, and on to the jetty.

Once on the jetty, Omi turned and called back to the guards on the trapdoor.

Mustering as much grace as he could, Blackthorne knelt and put his hands flat on the sand floor of the jetty, as Omi had done, and bowed as low as Omi.

As one lands on Pinang one is impressed even before reaching the shore by the blaze of color in the costumes of the crowds which throng the jetty.

DEEP within the heart of the mountains around the pool, the shredded corpse of a young male trackie lay on the deserted jetty.

If on any river which winds through alluvial plains a jetty is so constructed as to deflect the stream at any point, the course which it follows will be altered during its subsequent flow, it may be, for the distance of hundreds of miles.

A score of yachts lies moored to a wooden jetty, and one or two owners have been stirred by the sunlight of a spring anticyclone, into taking the tarpaulins off cabin roofs and putting the cushions out to air.

By the time Erik got to the point where the old jetty reached the northmost dock, he found a company of Palace Guards waiting for him.