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jettison

(jĕt`əsən, –zən) [O.Fr.,=throwing], in maritime law, casting all or part of a ship's cargo overboard to lighten the vessel or to meet some danger, such as fire. Such cargo, when found later, is known as jetsam (see flotsam, jetsam, and liganflotsam, jetsam, and ligan
[O.Fr.], in maritime law, goods lost at sea as distinguished from goods washed ashore (wreck). Goods that remain floating on the surface after a shipwreck or accident are called flotsam (or floatsam or flotsan), while jetsam refers to goods thrown
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). The master of the ship has the absolute right to jettison cargo when he reasonably believes it to be necessary, and the owners of the ship incur no liability. If the vessel carries goods of more than one shipper, the rule of general average provides for apportioning the loss among all the shippers because all have benefited by the master's action. On the other hand, if some cargo is lost by accident, the shippers who suffered no loss do not contribute to indemnification.

jettison

[′jed·ə·sən]
(engineering)
The throwing overboard of objects, especially to lighten a craft in distress.

jettison

i. To cast or discard fuel or any external store from an aircraft in flight.
ii. The selective release of armament stores from an aircraft other than in a normal attack. This may be done to lighten the aircraft in an emergency or to get rid of a hung-up store.
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Specifically, the collective has eight switches with the radio transmit and emergency jettison next to each other.
The parachute deployment and forward bay cover jettisons are two of the most difficult things for us to model on computers," said Chris Johnson, project manager for the parachutes.
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NYSE:GY) company, announced today that together the two companies successfully conducted a static firing of the jettison motor, a key component of the Launch Abort System (LAS) for NASA's Orion next generation human spaceflight program.
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But Dr Alan Collins, an international security expert working at the University of Wales, Swansea, said it did 'seem suspicious' that a plane would make a detour over the Bristol Channel and choose not to jettison the bomb.
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The university transformed itself from a place, in Massa's words, "marked by a resolutely masculine, athlete culture and noisy, unintellectual religion," a working-class school whose football team constituted "the front ranks of an ethnic `holy war against the Protestant majority in the United States,'" to a "new Notre Dame," which did not jettison the school's athletic tradition or soft pedal its strong popular Catholic identity but combined them with a dedication to academic distinction.
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May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp company, announced today that it has shipped the first jettison motor for NASA's Orion crew exploration vehicle to the U.