jetsam

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jet·sam / ˈjetsəm/ • n. unwanted material or goods that have been thrown overboard from a ship and washed ashore, esp. material that has been discarded to lighten the vessel.Compare with flotsam.

jetsam

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jetsam goods thrown overboard to lighten a vessel and afterwards washed ashore. XVI. Early forms jetson, -sen, later -sam (cf. FLOTSAM), contr. form of JETTISON.

jetsam

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jetsam unwanted material or goods that have been thrown overboard from a ship and washed ashore, especially material that has been discarded to lighten the vessel. Recorded from the late 16th century, originally as jetson: a contraction of jettison.

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JETSAM

The casting overboard of goods from a vessel, by its owner, under exigent circumstances in order to provide for the safety of the ship by lightening its cargo load.

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Jetsam

cargo, equipment, or waste thrown overboard from a vessel at sea. See also flotsam.