The french word for jety is jetée !
Out of date
As far as I know, in modern usage, a jetty is just a short pier. Is most of this terminological definition still accurate? Stevage 06:21, 2 December 2006 (UTC)
The first sentence is 70 words long. It reads like it was written 100 years ago because it was. The basic definition of a Jetty is buried in the second sentence. If anyone chooses to edit this article, I think if you just break the Dickensian meanderings down into sensible lengths the actual content will turn out alright. 184.108.40.206 10:59, 16 January 2007 (UTC)
I have read the introductory paragraph several times, and I can't make heads or tails of it. It never says what a jetty is. The first sentence identifies a jetty as "any of a variety of structures"--that is awfully vague. It goes on to explain where one finds jetties and what they're made of, but it never says what exactly the thing is. Someone who knows what a jetty is (I confess I do not) needs to re-write that paragraph to open with a clear, succinct explanation. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 10:47, 16 April 2011 (UTC)
I wrote the previous comment (16 April 2011), and on a whim I just returned to this article to see how it stands. Unfortunately the monstrosity of a first sentence is still as ungainly and incomprehensible as ever, and the entire article still contains no whiff of a concise, readable definition. Just in case anyone out there is reading this, inquiring minds want to know: What is a jetty? Chalkieperfect (talk) 01:54, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Image caption reads: "These jetties mitigate bad habits of shifting sands ..."
"Bad habits" is anthropomorphic -- there must be a better phrase.
Mole/Jetty Merge Proposal
Jetty v Mole
The jetty is IIRC used to load ships and is built on stilts so that the ships can get close.
A mole is IIRC used to guide or block rivers and tides.
The comments above show disagreement as to the size and nature of jetties, and this is reflected in various dictionary definitions:
- According to the Oxford English Dictionary (UK English):
- A landing stage or small pier at which boats can dock or be moored
- A breakwater constructed to protect or defend a harbour, stretch of coast, or riverbank
- According to Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary (UK English):
- A wooden or stone structure built in the water at the edge of a sea or lake and used by people getting on and off boats
- According to Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary (US English):
- A structure built out from the land into the water as a landing place for boats or as protection from waves
- According to Merriam Webster (US English)):
- A long structure that is built out into water and used as a place to get on, get off, or tie up a boat
- A structure extended into a sea, lake, or river to influence the current or tide or to protect a harbor
There are other, less ambiguous terms corresponding to the the various definitions — pier, wharf, breakwater, and so on. With that in mind, I would suggest that this confusing article be restructured as something closer to a disambiguation page. —Stephen Morley (talk) 16:31, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
Jetty Apparel Company
It started as five friends on a snowboard mission in 2003 - Inspiration and enthusiasm plus $200 apiece, equaled the start of Jetty. It was created on a shared love of surf, art, travel, skate, and music. We wanted to draw our own line – and it’s a good thing too, because coming from New Jersey, there was certainly no line to follow.
That soon became our calling card, embracing the challenges of bipolar seasons, the fickle ocean, and learning to thrive on it; surviving in a West Coast-centric world, while embracing our regional roots. We’ve set an example by searching for the balance between backyard ramp sessions, surf trips, chasing fish, seeing great bands, and scoring the next swell with work ethic and community involvement.
And maybe that’s a balance that will forever be out of grasp, but what’s important is the line we draw in an attempt to strike it.
A decade of dedication, a few bad decisions, countless t-shirt designs, and a Superstorm later, Jetty is now the most recognizable surf and skate apparel brand on the East Coast.