Pro·trude v. t. [imp. & p. p. Protruded; p. pr. & vb. n. Protruding.]
1. To thrust forward; to drive or force along.
2. To thrust out, as through a narrow orifice or from confinement; to cause to come forth.
When . . . Spring protrudes the bursting gems. --Thomson.
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)]