[ US /ˈdʒɛtɪsən/ ]
[ UK /d‍ʒˈɛtɪsən/ ]
  1. throw away, of something encumbering
  2. throw as from an airplane
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How To Use jettison In A Sentence

  • This seems more honest to me than jettisoning the stuff far out to space where who knows what damage it might do in the faroff reaches of the sky.
  • The crew jettisoned excess fuel and made an emergency landing.
  • A television camera aboard Discovery's giant external fuel tank provided never-before-seen images of the shuttle jettisoning the tank and moving away.
  • Jettison the jetpack and fold up the flying car. Times, Sunday Times
  • Opponents then charged that the east coast institution was jettisoning part of the city's cultural legacy.
  • Those who want to simply jettison him go too far.
  • No philosopher would jettison Plato just because it's old fashioned, nor would anyone mock the old fogy Whitman.
  • The antenna and its filament mesh stretched nearly one hundred yards and could be jettisoned by verbal command. DALE BROWN'S DREAMLAND (5) STRIKE ZONE
  • I entered autorotation, jettisoned the external load and landed the aircraft.
  • Vomiting and stomach eversion also jettison parasites and excess mucus. The Scientist
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