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Jettison

Feb 28, 2013 18:46 IST

    Jettison: Noun/transitive verb
    Pronunciation: Jet-uh’-suh’ n, -zuh’ n
    Difficulty Level: High
    Meaning: Refers to the act of throwing goods over board an aircraft to steady or lighten them, to discard

    Usage/Example
    1. The pilot was forced to jettison fuel in order to make an emergency landing
    2. The passengers were asked to jettison their hand luggage in case of an emergency

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