Jettison

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

Created On: Feb 28, 2013 18:46 IST
Modified On: Apr 17, 2013 11:59 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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