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