Jet"sam (?), 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 buoy.

2.

Jettison. See Jettison, 1.

<-- jet set. an international group of wealthy individuals who travel frequently to international resorts. -- the group is not organized, but membership defined solely by frequent travel for pleasure -- [from jet plane, the conveyance used in their travels.] jet-setter a member of the jet set. jet-setting. frequent international travel for pleasure, as contrasted with business. -->

 

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