Pronunciation Noun

jettison (plural jettisons)

  1. (uncountable, collective) Items that have been or are about to be ejected from a boat or balloon.
    Synonyms: jetsam ballast
  2. (countable) The action of jettisoning items.
Translations Translations Verb

jettison (jettisons, present participle jettisoning; past and past participle jettisoned)

  1. 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.
  2. (figurative) To let go or get rid of as being useless or defective.
    Synonyms: discard, chuck, ditch, dump, junk, lose, Thesaurus:junk
  • French: délester, larguer, jeter par-dessus bord
  • German: über Bord werfen, Ballast abwerfen
  • Italian: gettare in mare
  • Portuguese: deslastrar
  • Russian: сбра́сывать
  • Spanish: echar mercancías al mar, deslastrar, soltar lastre

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