debark

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

Definition of debark

 (Entry 1 of 2)

debark

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

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Verb (1)

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

Verb (2)

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

Examples of debark in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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, courant.com, "Family Fun Festival Brings Out The Crowds," 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, orlandosentinel.com, "Port Canaveral reopens after Hurricane Dorian, taking in six cruise ships today," 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, OregonLive.com, "Memorial Day 2018: Remembering two peace-loving Oregon boys who died in France," 28 May 2018 After they're debarked, the logs are turned into pulp. Michael J. Mooney, Popular Mechanics, "Inside the Koch Brothers' Industrial Empire," 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, "How does Carnival track its cruise ships? New high-tech center relies on big data. | Miami Herald," 11 May 2018 Jim Walker, a Miami attorney specializing in maritime law, advises consumers to debark with caution. Ron Hurtibise, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Can cruise lines ensure shore excursions they offer are safe?," 21 Dec. 2017

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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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The first known use of debark was in 1654

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15 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Debark.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/debark?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=d&file=debark03. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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