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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Designed for or capable of being thrown out of an airplane to lighten the load.

Usage examples (5)
  • SM protected by jettisonable spacecraft adapter & staging conditions optimized.
  • This put all systems and space not necessary for re-entry and recovery outside of the re-entry vehicle, into a separate jettisonable 'mission module', joined to the...
  • The Democrats promised "hope" and "change" and proceeded to prove that their "beliefs" were every bit as jettisonable as those of the Republicans.
  • On the safety concern I believe nowadays the outer skin can be made of materials able to withstand the impact of birds etc without being too heavy, compartimentalisation helps... for more
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