Definitions for jetsamˈdʒɛt səm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jet•samˈdʒɛt səm(n.)

or jet•som

  1. goods that are cast overboard deliberately, as to lighten or stabilize a vessel in an emergency, and that sink where jettisoned or are washed ashore.

    Category: Nautical, Name, Navy

    Ref: Compare flotsam, 1 lagan.

Origin of jetsam:

1560–70; alter. of jetson, syncopated var. of jettison

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jetsam(noun)

    the part of a ship's equipment or cargo that is thrown overboard to lighten the load in a storm

  2. flotsam, jetsam(noun)

    the floating wreckage of a ship

Wiktionary

  1. jetsam(Noun)

    articles thrown overboard from a ship or boat in order to lighten the load of a ship in distress

  2. jetsam(Noun)

    discarded odds and ends

  3. Origin: From jetteson, from getteson (See jettison.)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jetsam(noun)

    alt. of Jetson

Freebase

  1. Jetsam

    Jetsam is a 2007 British film thriller, written and directed by Simon Welsford. It was shot in the English seaside resort town of Margate for the no-budget sum of £3,000 and stars Alex Reid, Shauna Macdonald and Jamie Draven. The two-week shoot wrapped on 27 May 2006, and pre-production was completed nearly a year later, on 8 March 2007. The film premiered at the 51st London International Film Festival, and received many positive notices. It has also received acclaim at the Slamdance Film Festival. It was finally granted a national release in the UK in August 2009.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Jetsam

    part of the cargo of a ship thrown overboard to lighten her in a case of peril.

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