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ˈdʒɛt ə sən, -zənjet·ti·son

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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.

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

  2. jettison(Noun)

    The action of jettisoning items.

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

  3. jettison(Verb)

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

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

  4. jettison(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [See Jetsam.]

  2. Jettison(noun)

    see Jetsam, 1

    Etymology: [See Jetsam.]

Freebase

  1. Jettison

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

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. jettison

    The act of throwing goods overboard to lighten a ship in stress of weather. The loss forms a subject for general average.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jettison in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jettison in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of jettison in a Sentence

  1. Wendy Young:

    I fear that one of the insidious agenda items here is for the administration to jettison the protections... all the policies and procedures we built up over the years to protect the children in the system, we were starting to get there and then under this administration -- a system that has taken us 30 years to build, it's taken them three months to tear down.

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  • Ballast abwerfen, über Bord werfen, BallastGerman
  • expeler, desechar, deslastrarSpanish
  • se débarrasser, délestage, lest, abandonner, délester, jeter, balancer, larguer, par-dessus bord, largageFrench
  • overboord werpen, lozen, achterlaten, van de hand doenDutch
  • hiveNorwegian
  • livrar-se de, [[jogar]] [[fora]], deslastrarPortuguese
  • выбросить, выбрасывать, сбросить, сброс, сбрасывать, выбрасываниеRussian
  • அகற்றுவதும்Tamil
  • 抛弃Chinese

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