AskDefine | Define jettison

Dictionary Definition

jettison

Verb

1 throw away, of something encumbering
2 throw as from an airplane

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • italbrac Australian English /ˈdʒɛɾəsən/ or /ˈdʒɛtɪsən/
  • italbrac RP /ˈdʒɛtɪsən/
  • italbrac US /ˈdʒɛtɪsən/ or /ˈdʒɛtəsən/

Etymology

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

Noun

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

Synonyms

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

Synonyms

Translations

to eject from a boat
to let go or get rid of
  • Spanish: desechar, expeler

Extensive Definition

Jettison may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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