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Jetsam

Jetsam Meaning & Definition
Jetsam Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Jetsam?

[n] the floating wreckage of a ship
[n] the part of a ship's equipment or cargo that is thrown overboard to lighten the load in a storm

Synonyms | Synonyms for Jetsam: flotsam

Related Terms | Find terms related to Jetsam: castaway | castoff | derelict | discard | dogie | flotsam | flotsam and jetsam | foundling | junk | lagan | orphan | refuse | reject | rubbish | trash | waif | waifs and strays | wastrel | wreckage

See Also | part | portion | wreckage

Jetsam In Webster's Dictionary

\Jet"sam\, Jetson \Jet"son\, n. [F. jeter to throw: cf. OF. getaison a throwing. Cf. {Flotsam}, {Jettison}.] 1. (Mar. Law) Goods which sink when cast into the sea, and remain under water; -- distinguished from flotsam, goods which float, and ligan, goods which are sunk attached to a buoy. 2. Jettison. See {Jettison}, 1.

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