From Anglo-Norman getteson, from Old French getaison, from geter, jeter (modern French: would be *jetaison like pendaison); possibly from a Vulgar Latin *iectātiō, iectātiōn-, from *iectātus < iectāre, from Latin iactō. Cognate to jetsam
- (Australian English) IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛɾəsən/ or IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛtɪsən/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛtɪsən/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛtɪsən/, /ˈdʒɛtəsən/
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jettison (plural jettisons)
- (uncountable) Collectively, items that have been or are about to be ejected from a boat or balloon.
- (countable) The action of jettisoning items.
- 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.
- To let go or get rid of as being useless or defective; discard.
- (to let go or get rid of as being useless): chuck, discard, ditch, dump, junk, lose, scrap, toss
- See also Thesaurus:junk