verb (1)
de·​bark | \ di-ˈbärk How to pronounce debark (audio) , dē- \
debarked; debarking; debarks

Definition of debark

 (Entry 1 of 2)


verb (2)
de·​bark | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈbärk How to pronounce debark (audio) \
debarked; debarking; debarks

Definition of debark (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to remove bark from

Other Words from debark

Verb (1)

debarkation \ ˌdē-​ˌbär-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce debark (audio) \ noun

Verb (2)

debarker \ (ˌ)dē-​ˈbär-​kər How to pronounce debark (audio) \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for debark

Synonyms: Verb (1)

Antonyms: Verb (1)

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Examples of debark in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In summary, first look to see if the stems have been debarked by squirrels. oregonlive, 25 Jan. 2020 At the top of the hill, where hayride passengers debarked, sits a stone and huge fir tree commemorating the spot where according to Windsor Locks legend, America’s first Christmas tree was planted. Annie Gentile,, 10 Oct. 2019 The cruise line is taking debarking passengers by bus back to Jacksonville, but also will bring new passengers down by bus today so the ship can go on its planned sailing that will return to Jacksonville on Sept. 9 when the port should be back open. Richard Tribou,, 4 Sep. 2019 On Christmas Day, Edwin and Jonas safely debarked at Liverpool and crossed the English Channel to snowy Le Havre, France. Special To The Oregonian,, 28 May 2018 After they're debarked, the logs are turned into pulp. Michael J. Mooney, Popular Mechanics, 9 Oct. 2015 The Carnival team scrambled to reroute ships, rebook passengers embarking or debarking, and set up new port calls out of harms' way. Jane Wooldridge, miamiherald, 11 May 2018 Jim Walker, a Miami attorney specializing in maritime law, advises consumers to debark with caution. Ron Hurtibise,, 21 Dec. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of debark

Verb (1)

1654, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1742, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for debark

Verb (1)

French debarquer, from de- + barque bark (ship)

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