Adjective "jettisoning" definition and examples

(Jettisoning may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Throw or drop (something) from an aircraft or ship.
  1. 'Two orange, glowing objects were jettisoned out of the Echo and sailed toward the ship's engine.'
  2. 'This seems more honest to me than jettisoning the stuff far out to space where who knows what damage it might do in the faroff reaches of the sky.'
  3. 'Jim Forrest had scored 15 goals in 28 appearances before he was jettisoned for his part in the fiasco.'
  4. 'Inbound to Amberley the external drop tanks were jettisoned to reduce the overall weight for what became an uneventful landing.'
  5. 'Luckily it had jettisoned its bomb load and the crew baled out to safety and captivity.'
  6. 'The crew considered jettisoning the fuel bladders to regain control of the aircraft.'
  7. 'Let's look at some other " customs " we've jettisoned in favor of progress and universal human dignity.'
  8. 'A television camera aboard Discovery's giant external fuel tank provided never-before-seen images of the shuttle jettisoning the tank and moving away.'
  9. 'He's already been in cell 118 for five hours and I decide, no matter what, I'm going to not have the same look on my face when I'm jettisoned.'
  10. 'Seinfeld has jettisoned all his old bits and is slowly building a new repertoire, one joke at a time.'
  11. 'Their latest line of thinking, however, is likely to see the textbooks jettisoned altogether.'
  12. 'One senior figure said that if Taoiseach Bertie Ahern had any sense, he would jettison the PDs immediately.'
  13. 'Those who want to simply jettison him go too far.'
  14. 'Visually exciting, it dares us to jettison our conceptual baggage.'
  15. 'Yet Isiah jettisoned him out of New York to Phoenix, which has placed him back on the injured list after three unimpressive games.'
  16. 'Senior people inside Fianna Fail are saying privately that the long-term intent is to jettison the PDs.'
  17. 'His lyrics became more obscure; coherent narrative was jettisoned in favour of a procession of bizarre and cryptic happenings.'
  18. 'He in fact wanted to jettison anyone who would stand up to his dictatorial tendencies.'


The action of jettisoning something.
  1. 'One is you can jettison the fuel if the airplane has a jettison system.'
  2. 'On board the battle ship Alkaline, Dex moved cautiously to his station near the jettison pods.'
  3. 'We double-checked all the jettison setting, but nothing happened when I pushed the red button.'
  4. 'Noticing that Greasy 62's centerline tank had not jettisoned, he commanded a jettison reattempt.'

More definitions

1. to cast (goods) overboard in order to lighten a vessel or aircraft or to improve its stability in an emergency.

2. to throw off (something) as an obstacle or burden; discard.

3. Cards. to discard (an unwanted card or cards). noun

4. the act of casting goods from a vessel or aircraft to lighten or stabilize it.

5. jetsam.

More examples(as adjective)

"policies can be jettisoning."

"beliefs can be jettisoning."


(jettison)Late Middle English (as a noun denoting the throwing of goods overboard to lighten a ship in distress): from Old French getaison, from Latin jactatio(n-), from jactare ‘to throw’ (see jet). The verb dates from the mid 19th century.