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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

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)]