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Jettison

To throw property overboard from a ship, especially in an emergency. Under maritime law, property that has been jettisoned (called jetsam) becomes the property of whoever finds it.
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The bomb was not jettisoned and the plane returned to Fairford with it.
On 12 March, Boutwell and Hamilton located and chased two go-fast boats which jettisoned their cargo.
William Marks said each bomb was jettisoned in a ''safe, unarmed state and did not explode.
The Ministry of Defence said crew from the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) tanker Wave Knight seized 26 bales weighing more than a ton when smugglers jettisoned their cargo after being pursued by a US Coastguard helicopter.
But an older, more political Eisenhower jettisoned the knockout punch in favor of a right hook designed fo knock the Germans off balance.
This Hubble Space Telescope image, a color composite released this week, depicts a shroud of material jettisoned by a central dying star.
When the shuttle reaches its optimal velocity, the ET (like the two rocket boosters that fire the ship into orbit) is jettisoned and falls back to earth.
Two AV-8B Harriers launched from aircraft carrier USS Bonhomme Richard each jettisoned an inert bomb and an unarmed explosive bomb in the World Heritage-listed marine park off the coast of Queensland state on Tuesday, the US 7th Fleet said in a statement on Saturday.
Noticing that Greasy 62's centerline tank had not jettisoned, he commanded a jettison reattempt.
It is the only method by which we jettisoned a venally corrupt governor just two years ago.
Sony Music jettisoned some 1,000 employees, or 10% of its worldwide operations staff, at the end of March; other multimedia conglomerates, including Vivendi Universal and AOL Time Warner, have taken steps to divest themselves of their music divisions in whole or in part.
AT1 Perry jettisoned the external load, and the instantaneous release caused the cargo hook to snap back, hitting and lacerating his arm.