Jetty vs Trestle - What's the difference?
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.
From (etyl) ‘pier, jetty, causeway’. Compare jet, jutty.
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.
* (protective structure) mole, breakwater
* (pier) quay, levee
* (pier) wharf, dock
(obsolete) To jut out; to project.
(archaic) Made of jet, or like jet in color.
* 1819 , Lord Byron, Don Juan , III.75:
* 1885 , Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night , vol. 1:
- those large black eyes were so blackly fringed, / The glossy rebels mocked the jetty stain [...].
- 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 [...].
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,
A framework, using spreading, divergent pairs of legs used to support a bridge.
A trestle bridge.
- 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.
* trestle bed
* trestle board
* trestle table