Definition of "jettison"
  1. The action of discarding cargo or equipment from a ship when it is in peril
How to use "jettison" in a sentence
  1. During the storm, the crew had to jettison some cargo to keep the ship afloat.
  2. To alleviate the weight of the vessel, they decided to jettison non-essential supplies.
  3. In case of danger, ships may jettison certain cargo to prevent sinking.

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