Complete Definition of "jettison"

was wotd|2007|April|6
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English

Pronunciation
italbrac|RP IPA|/ËdÊÉtɪsÉn/
italbrac|US IPA|/ËdÊÉtɪsÉn/ or /ËdÊÉtÉsÉn/
audio|en-us-jettison.ogg|Audio (US)

Etymology
From AF. getteson, from OF. getaison (French: would be jetaison like pendaison).

Noun
en-noun

  1. uncountable Collectively, items that have been or are about to be ejected from a boat or balloon.
  2. countable The action of jettisoning items.

Synonyms
italbrac|items jettisoned: jetsam

Verb
en-verb

  1. To eject from a boat, submarine, aircraft, 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.

  1. To let go or get rid of as being useless or defective; discard.

Synonyms
italbrac|to let go or get rid of as being useless: chuck, discard, ditch, dump, junk, scrap, toss

Translations
trans-top|to eject from a boat
Finnish: heittää yli laita|laidan
French: t|fr|délester
trans-mid
German: über Bord werfen, Ballast abwerfen
Spanish: echar mercancías al mar
trans-bottom

trans-top|to let go or get rid of
trans-mid
Spanish: desechar, expeler
trans-bottom

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