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.]
1. To thrust forward; to drive or force along. --Locke.
2. To thrust out, as through a narrow orifice or from
confinement; to cause to come forth.
When . . . Spring protrudes the bursting gems.