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Jettison

Refers to the act of throwing goods over board an aircraft to steady or lighten them, to discard

Feb 28, 2013 18:46 IST
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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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