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Protruding Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    protruding adj : extending out above or beyond a surface or boundary; "the jutting limb of a tree"; "massive projected buttresses"; "his protruding ribs"; "a pile of boards sticking over the end of his truck" [syn: jutting, projected, projecting, sticking(p), sticking out(p)]
Protruding Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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. --Thomson.
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    • "McDonald's stabbing victim" not cooperating, says NYPD
      Police say Andrew Hardy, who walked into a Queens McDonald's with a knife protruding from his back, has multiple arrests and isn't providing much help in finding the suspect Read more on this news related to 'Protruding'
    • Haptic screens bulge with sensory information
       At this year's EuroHaptics, several research labs were presenting their attempts to make mechanically re-configurable haptic interfaces, with pistons and actuators protruding from the screens surface. Read more on this news related to 'Protruding'
    • Peanut the World's Ugliest Dog shows off a suave makeover courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel Live
      Peanut scored the title this weekend after wowing judges at the annual contest in California with his wild hair, bulging eyes and protruding teeth. Read more on this news related to 'Protruding'

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