(uncountable) Collectively, items that have been or are about to be ejected from a boat or balloon.
Other Word Forms of Jettison
Origin of Jettison
From Middle English jetteson a throwing overboard of goods to lighten ship from Anglo-Norman getteson from Vulgar Latin iectātiō iectātiōn- from iectātus past participle of *iectāre to throw jet2
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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