1. the part of a ship's equipment or cargo that is thrown overboard to lighten the load in a storm

Definition categories: man–made, part, portion

2. the floating wreckage of a ship

Similar word(s): flotsam

Definition categories: man–made, wreckage

Sentences with jetsam as a noun:

- There she was, floating amongst the jetsam, like so much debris.

- They were the jetsam of the dot-com bust.