Definition of "jetsam"
  1. Items from a ship, including equipment or cargo, that have been thrown overboard to reduce weight during an emergency and subsequently sink or are washed ashore
How to use "jetsam" in a sentence
  1. After a severe storm, the beach was littered with jetsam from various ships.
  2. The sailors had no choice but to throw some of the cargo overboard as jetsam to prevent the ship from sinking.
  3. Items valuable to historians, such as artifacts and currencies, can sometimes be found in jetsam.

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