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jettison


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jettison  \Jet"ti*son\  n.  [See  {Jetsam}.] 
  1.  (Mar.  Law)  The  throwing  overboard  of  goods  from  necessity, 
  in  order  to  lighten  a  vessel  in  danger  of  wreck. 
 
  2.  See  {Jetsam},  1. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jettison 
  n  :  throwing  cargo  overboard  to  lighten  the  load  when  in 
  distress 
  v  1:  throw  away  of  something  encumbering 
  2:  throw  as  from  an  airplane 




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