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Jettison   Listen
Jettison  n.  
(Mar. Law) The throwing overboard of goods from necessity, in order to lighten a vessel in danger of wreck.
See Jetsam, 1.

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"Jettison" Quotes from Famous Books

... get completely lost. Then we'll jettison the Navy, hunt up a planet of our own and start a race to end all human races. Or would you call this a ...
— Masters of Space • Edward Elmer Smith

... into Joe's mind that garbage-disposal was hardly a subject one would expect to be discussing in interplanetary space. But the Platform wasn't the same thing as a spaceship. A ship could jettison refuse and leave it behind, or store it during a voyage and dump it at either end. But the Space Platform would never land. It could roll on forever. And if it heaved out its refuse from airlocks—why—the ...
— Space Tug • Murray Leinster

Words linked to "Jettison" :   toss away, cast aside, fling, toss, throw away, toss out, dispose

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