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Word: jettison

Definition: throw overboard (from a ship or plane)


Sentences Containing 'jettison'

It was tested in 1951-52 but was never installed in the aircraft. The Bell X-2, designed for flight in excess of Mach 3, could jettison the cockpit, though the pilot would still have to jump out and descend under his own parachute.
She thinks in the fictional aspects of "True at First Light" he is free to imagine a second wife and to jettison his Protestant background.
The DMWD attempted to procure a number of jeeps to load onto Hajile for testing the prototype over land, but it proved difficult to convince the Royal Navy to provide working vehicles to jettison from a plane at 2000 ft strapped to an experimental, and potentially explosive, device.
When the song mentions money falling from the sky, a stunned Jayne realizes what happened to the missing cash he and a partner had stolen from the magistrate, and had been forced to jettison in order to escape from anti-aircraft fire.

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