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Jettison- Abby W.

Name:
Abby Wilmer
Word:
Jettison
Source:
The Savage Wars of Peace, Max Boot, "To Conquer Upon the Sea", A Pack of Boys, page 18
Appropriate Definition:
Verb- to voluntary sacrifice of cargo to lighten a ship's load in time of distress; to get rid of as superfluous or encumbering
Definition URL:
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jettison
Context Sentences:
"Two hours later, still in full pursuit, the ship ran aground on the treacherous Kaliusa Reef, not indicated on Bainbridge's charts. The crew desperately jettisoned water kegs, anchors, and anything else they could find. They even cut down the foremast" (Boot 18).


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