Jet"sam (?), Jet"son (?), n. [F. jeter to throw: cf. OF. getaison a throwing. Cf. Flotsam, Jettison.]
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.
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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