jettison definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To throw overboard or down: a ship jettisoning wastes; a pilot jettisoning aircraft fuel.
    • Informal To discard (one thing) as unwanted or burdensome: jettisoned the complete marketing campaign.
  • noun:
    • The work of discarding or casting overboard.
    • Jetsam.
    • Collectively, things that are or tend to be planning to be ejected from a boat or balloon.
    • The action of jettisoning products.
    • The putting overboard of products from need, to lighten a vessel at risk of wreck.
    • See Jetsam, 1.
    • In law, the throwing overboard of products or product, particularly for the purpose of reducing a ship in time of danger or stress.
  • verb:
    • To eject from a boat, submarine, plane, spaceship or hot-air balloon, to be able to lighten force.
    • To let get or dump as being ineffective or faulty; discard.
    • throw since from an airplane
    • dispose of, of anything encumbering
  • others:
    • To put overboard, particularly for the goal of easing and conserving a ship with time of risk.

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