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1. extending out above or beyond a surface or boundary;
- Example: "the jutting limb of a tree"
- Example: "massive projected buttresses"
- Example: "his protruding ribs"
- Example: "a pile of boards sticking over the end of his truck"
[syn: jutting, projected, projecting, protruding, relieved, sticking(p), sticking out(p)]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Protrude \Pro*trude"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Protruded; p. pr. & vb. n. Protruding.] [L. protrudere, protrusum; pro forward + trudere to thrust. See Threat.] [1913 Webster] 1. To thrust forward; to drive or force along. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 2. To thrust out, as through a narrow orifice or from confinement; to cause to come forth. [1913 Webster] When . . . Spring protrudes the bursting gems. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]