Jetty vs Trestle - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between jetty and trestle

is that jetty is a structure of wood or stone extended into the sea to influence the current or tide, or to protect a harbor or beach while trestle is a horizontal member supported near each end by a pair of divergent legs, such as sawhorses.

As a verb jetty

is (obsolete|intransitive) to jut out; to project.

As an adjective jetty

is (archaic) made of jet, or like jet in color.

jetty

English

(wikipedia jetty)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) ‘pier, jetty, causeway’. Compare jet, jutty.

Noun

(jetties)
  • A structure of wood or stone extended into the sea to influence the current or tide, or to protect a harbor or beach.
  • A wharf or dock extending from the shore.
  • (architecture) A part of a building that jets or projects beyond the rest, and overhangs the wall below.
  • Synonyms
    * (protective structure) mole, breakwater * pier
    Coordinate terms
    * (pier) quay, levee
    Hypernyms
    * (pier) wharf, dock

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • (obsolete) To jut out; to project.
  • (Florio)

    Etymology 2

    Adjective

    (er)
  • (archaic) Made of jet, or like jet in color.
  • * 1819 , Lord Byron, Don Juan , III.75:
  • those large black eyes were so blackly fringed, / The glossy rebels mocked the jetty stain [...].
  • * 1885 , Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night , vol. 1:
  • 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 [...].
    Derived terms
    * jettiness

    References

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    trestle

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia trestle) (en noun)
  • A horizontal member supported near each end by a pair of divergent legs, such as sawhorses.
  • A folding or fixed set of legs used to support a tabletop or planks.
  • * 1900 , , The House Behind the Cedars , Chapter I,
  • He turned the knob, but the door was locked. Retracing his steps past a vacant lot, the young man entered a shop where a colored man was employed in varnishing a coffin, which stood on two trestles in the middle of the floor.
  • A framework, using spreading, divergent pairs of legs used to support a bridge.
  • A trestle bridge.
  • Derived terms

    * trestle bed * trestle board * trestle table * trestle-tree * trestle-work

    Anagrams

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