What does jettison mean?

Definitions for jettisonˈdʒɛt ə sən, -zən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jettison(verb)

    throw away, of something encumbering

  2. jettison(verb)

    throw as from an airplane


  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

  3. Origin: [See Jetsam.]


  1. Jettison

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


  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

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Translations for jettison

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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

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