jettison: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: ( jet'u-sun, -zun), [key]
- to cast (goods) overboard in order to lighten a vessel or aircraft or to improve its stability in an emergency.
- to throw off (something) as an obstacle or burden; discard.
- to discard (an unwanted card or cards).
- the act of casting goods from a vessel or aircraft to lighten or stabilize it.
- jettison (Thesaurus)