browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
jetsam

more about jetsam

jetsam


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jetsam  \Jet"sam\,  Jetson  \Jet"son\,  n.  [F.  jeter  to  throw:  cf 
  OF  getaison  a  throwing.  Cf  {Flotsam},  {Jettison}.] 
  1.  (Mar.  Law)  Goods  which  sink  when  cast  into  the  sea,  and 
  remain  under  water;  --  distinguished  from  flotsam,  goods 
  which  float,  and  ligan,  goods  which  are  sunk  attached  to  a 
  buoy. 
 
  2.  Jettison.  See  {Jettison},  1. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jetsam 
  n  1:  the  part  of  a  ship's  equipment  or  cargo  that  is  thrown 
  overboard  to  lighten  the  load  in  a  storm 
  2:  the  floating  wreckage  of  a  ship  [syn:  {flotsam}] 




more about jetsam