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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The floating wreckage of a ship; The part of a ship's equipment or cargo that is thrown overboard to lighten the load in a storm.

Usage examples (38)
  • And I’d argue that his ability to nose out a story and piece it together from all the flotsam and jetsam is just what we’ve been missing in national journalism.
  • The noun is also the source of the word "jetsam" ( "jettisoned goods"), which is often paired with
  • The cellphone wasn't among the flotsam and jetsam.
  • What they end up with is mental flotsam and jetsam. for more
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