Picture for JettisonThe word ‘Jettison’ is a verb and it means to discard or throw something as unwanted or burden. It was first used in the 15th century and has been derived from the Middle English word jettison.

Pronunciation: jet-uh-suhn

Meanings of Jettison

1. To throw off (something) as an obstacle or burden; discard.
2. A voluntary sacrifice of cargo to lighten a ship’s load in time of distress

Master’s Tip to Learn Jettison

One interesting way to remember the meaning of the ‘Jettison’ is to correlate it to ‘JET’ Airways. Now, Jet Airways is always letting go of its staff members. In short they ‘Jettison’ their employees.

Sentence examples for Jettison:

1. With his ship rapidly sinking, the captain ordered a last-ditch jettison of much of its cargo>
2. But the situation can alter life plans and jettison hopes.