Definition of Jettison

1. Verb. Throw away, of something encumbering.




2. Verb. Throw as from an airplane.
Generic synonyms: Throw

Definition of Jettison

1. n. The throwing overboard of goods from necessity, in order to lighten a vessel in danger of wreck.

Definition of Jettison

1. Noun. Collectively, items that have been or are about to be ejected from a boat or balloon. ¹

2. Noun. The action of jettisoning items. ¹

3. Verb. To eject from a boat, submarine, aircraft, spaceship or hot-air balloon, so as to lighten the load. ¹

4. Verb. To let go or get rid of as being useless or defective; discard. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jettison

1. to cast overboard [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jettison

jetteau
jetteaus
jetted
jettee
jettees
jetter
jetters
jettest
jettied
jettier
jetties
jettiest
jettiness
jettinesses
jetting
jettison (current term)
jettisonable
jettisoned
jettisoning
jettisons
jetton
jettons
jetty
jettying
jetwash
jetway
jetways
jeu
jeu d'esprit
jeu de paume

Literary usage of Jettison

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1. The Law of General Average: English and Foreign by Richard Lowndes, Edward Louis De Hart, George Rupert Rudolf, William Robertson Coe (1912)
"(a) Sacrifices of cargo may be treated under the single head of jettison; since, so far as concerns the amount to be replaced, every kind of sacrifice of ..."

2. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1890)
"upon overruling the plea judgment should be respondeat ouster.1 JETSAM—(See jettison ; WRECK).—Goods cast on the sea to lighten the ship, and which sink and ..."

3. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1840)
"THE jettison OF GOODS CARRIED ON DECK. WE have great pleasure in presenting to our readers, through the kindness of ZEBEDEE COOK ..."

4. The Contract of Affreightment as Expressed in Charter-parties and Bills of by Thomas Edward Scrutton (1893)
"jettison. The captain's authority to jettison goods properly stowed arises ... Where such necessity arises the captain in making the jettison acts as agent ..."

5. Handbook of the Law of Insurance by William Reynolds Vance (1904)
"jettison. 222. jettison is the intentional casting overboard of any part of a venture exposed to peril, whether it be of the cargo, or of the ship's ..."

6. A Treatise on Admiralty and Prize: Together with Some Suggestions for the by David Roberts (1869)
"And here it may not be inappropriate to notice that the books generally refer to two kinds of jettison : regular and irregular. Regular jettison occurs ..."

7. General Average: Principles and Practice in the United States of America by Ernest Wilfred Congdon (1913)
"The master is the sole judge as to whether a jettison of cargo is necessary for the common safety, and, in regard to his judgment and authority to act, ..."

8. Revised Laws of the State of California: In Four Codes : Political, Civil by California, Creed Haymond, John Chilton Burch, Charles Lindley (1871)
"A carrier by water may, when in case jettison and of extreme peril it is necessary for ... Throwing property overboard for such purpose is called jettison, ..."

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