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  • (noun)
    1. 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)
    1. To jut out; to project.

  • (adjective)
    1. Made of jet, or like jet in color.
      • 1885: She raised her face veil [...] showing two black eyes fringed with jetty 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