Definitions for jettisonˈdʒɛt ə sən, -zən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jet•ti•sonˈdʒɛt ə sən, -zən(v.t.)

  1. to cast (cargo, supplies, etc.) overboard or out so as to lighten or stabilize a vessel or aircraft in an emergency.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  2. to throw off (something) as an obstacle or burden; discard.

  3. (n.)the act of casting goods from a vessel or aircraft to lighten or stabilize it.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  4. Category: Nautical, Navy

    Ref: jetsam

Origin of jettison:

1375–1425; late ME jetteson < AF; OF getaison < L jactātiōnem, acc. of jactātiō; see jactation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jettison(verb)

    throw away, of something encumbering

  2. jettison(verb)

    throw as from an airplane

Wiktionary

  1. jettison(Noun)

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

  2. jettison(Noun)

    The action of jettisoning items.

  3. jettison(Verb)

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

  4. jettison(Verb)

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

  5. Origin: From getteson, from getaison (French: would be * like pendaison). Cognate to jetsam

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jettison(noun)

    the throwing overboard of goods from necessity, in order to lighten a vessel in danger of wreck

  2. Jettison(noun)

    see Jetsam, 1

Freebase

  1. Jettison

    Jettison is the third album by Chicago punk band Naked Raygun, released on Caroline Records in 1988.


Translations for jettison

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

jettison(verb)

to throw (cargo etc) overboard to lighten a ship, aircraft etc in times of danger

When one of the engines failed, the aeroplane crew jettisoned the luggage.

  • oorboordAfrikaans
  • يُلقي حُمولَة السَّفينَه خوفا من الغَرَقArabic
  • изхвърлям (товар)Bulgarian
  • alijar a cargaPortuguese (BR)
  • shoditCzech
  • über Bord werfenGerman
  • kaste over bordDanish
  • ρίχνω, ξεφορτώνομαι το περιττό βάρος σε περιπτώσεις κινδύνουGreek
  • echar por la bordaSpanish
  • üle parda heitmaEstonian
  • بیرون ریختن؛ دور انداختنFarsi
  • heittää poisFinnish
  • larguerFrench
  • לְהַשְלִיך, לְהִיפָּטֵרHebrew
  • फेंक देना, नहीं लेनाHindi
  • pobacati stvari iz broda ili zrakoplovaCroatian
  • (hajóból) könnyítésül kidobHungarian
  • membuang muatanIndonesian
  • varpa fyrir borðIcelandic
  • disfarsiItalian
  • 投げ荷をするJapanese
  • (긴급시 배, 비행기를 가볍게 하기 위한) 투하(投荷)Korean
  • išmesti už bortoLithuanian
  • kravas izmešana (avārijas gadījumā)Latvian
  • mencampakkanMalay
  • overboord werpenDutch
  • dumpe, kaste over bordNorwegian
  • pozbyć się (balastu)Polish
  • بیرون ریختن؛ دور انداختنPersian
  • پورته اچولPashto
  • alijar a cargaPortuguese
  • a arun­ca (lestul/încărcătura) peste bordRomanian
  • выбрасывать за бортRussian
  • zhodiť (čo) do moraSlovak
  • odvrečiSlovenian
  • bacati teret iz vozilaSerbian
  • kastaöverbordSwedish
  • โยนสิ่งของออกเพื่อทำให้เรือหรือเครื่องบินเบาขึ้นThai
  • gemiyi/uçağı hafifletmek için yükü dışarı atmakTurkish
  • (在緊急情況下)丟棄(貨物等)以減輕載重Chinese (Trad.)
  • скидати вантажUkrainian
  • جہاز وغیرہ سے خطرے کے وقت ہلکا کرنے کے لیے سامان پھینکناUrdu
  • vứt bớt để làm nhẹVietnamese
  • (在紧急情况下)投弃货物Chinese (Simp.)

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