Definitions for: Jetsam

[n] the floating wreckage of a ship
[n] the part of a ship's equipment or cargo that is thrown overboard to lighten the load in a storm

Webster (1913) Definition: Jet"sam, Jetson Jet"son, n. [F. jeter to throw: cf.
OF. getaison a throwing. Cf. Flotsam, Jettison.]
1. (Mar. Law) Goods which sink when cast into the sea, and
remain under water; -- distinguished from flotsam, goods
which float, and ligan, goods which are sunk attached to a

2. Jettison. See Jettison, 1.

Synonyms: flotsam

See Also: part, portion, wreckage

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