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Jettison   /dʒˈɛtɪsən/   Listen

Throw away, of something encumbering.
Throw as from an airplane.

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"Jettison" Quotes from Famous Books

... little awkwardly. "Of course, doctor, we've had to get a bit of professional help in these unpleasant matters. This gentleman's Detective-Sergeant Jettison, from the Yard." ...
— The Paradise Mystery • J. S. Fletcher

... mind descended upon me, when I saw the tide begin to creep up again. Unless we could do something before the flood the buccaneers would without doubt get the vessel off, for she had not sufficient way on when she struck to run her deep into the sand, and they had only to jettison a part of her cargo ...
— Humphrey Bold - A Story of the Times of Benbow • Herbert Strang

... JETTISON, OR JETSEN. The act of throwing goods overboard to lighten a ship in stress of weather. The loss forms a subject ...
— The Sailor's Word-Book • William Henry Smyth

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

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