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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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