Jettison (plural Jettisons)
to Jettison (third-person singular simple present Jettisons, present participle Jettisoning, simple past and past participle Jettisoned)
- (Australian English) IPA: /ˈdʒɛɾəsən/ or IPA: /ˈdʒɛtɪsən/
- (RP) IPA: /ˈdʒɛtɪsən/
- (US) IPA: /ˈdʒɛtɪsən/, /ˈdʒɛtəsən/
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- (uncountable) Collectively, items that have been or are about to be ejected from a boat or balloon.
- (countable) The action of jettisoning items.
- (items jettisoned): jetsam
Collectively, items that have been or are about to be ejected from a boat or balloon
Third person singular
- To eject from a boat, submarine, aircraft, spaceship or hot-air balloon, so as to lighten the load.
- The ballooners had to jettison all of their sand bags to make it over the final hill.
- The jettisoning of fuel tanks.
- To let go or get rid of as being useless or defective; discard.
- (to let go or get rid of as being useless):: chuck, discard, ditch, dump, junk, lose, scrap, toss
- See also Wikisaurus:junk
to eject from a boat
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