ETYM French jeter to throw: cf. Old Fren. getaison a throwing. Related to Flotsam, Jettison.
The part of a ship's equipment or cargo that is thrown overboard to lighten the load in a storm.
Goods thrown overboard, especially when found cast up on shore.
Goods deliberately sunk in the sea to lighten a vessel in a storm, or wreck. See flotsam, jetsam, and lagan.