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Meaning of JETTISON

Pronunciation:  'jetisun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  throw as from an airplane
  2. [v]  throw away, of something encumbering

JETTISON is a 8 letter word that starts with J.


 See Also: cast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out, discard, dispose, fling, put away, throw, throw away, throw out, toss, toss away, toss out



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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