de·​board (ˌ)dē-ˈbȯrd How to pronounce deboard (audio)
deboarded; deboarding; deboards
transitive + intransitive : to get out of a vehicle or craft
UK passengers on a plane to Germany were told to deboard [=disembark] or face mandatory coronavirus testing and quarantine at the airport when they landed.Connor Perrett
… does not allow passengers to deboard and board the train at the same time.Colleen Wilson
transitive : to cause (someone) to get out of a vehicle or craft
deboarded the passengers

Examples of deboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not invited to the coronation, the Windsors would deboard at Le Havre and head to their house in Paris. Carl Sferrazza Anthony, Town & Country, 2 May 2023 Guests can board and deboard at any of the railroad’s eight stations between Independence and downtown Akron. Megan Becka, cleveland, 12 July 2022 The plane taxied back to its gate to let passengers deboard after the tire was changed. Dallas News, 1 July 2022 That same day, the Oregon State baseball team was forced to hastily deboard a plane at PDX and abandon a trip to Arizona after news arrived that coach Mitch Canham’s first season — and the Beavers’ national championship hopes — were finished. oregonlive, 11 Mar. 2021 The passengers were allowed to deboard and return to the terminal. NBC News, 30 Dec. 2020 JetBlue said the cabin became boisterous and a decision to deboard the plan was made. Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 21 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of deboard was in 1960

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Cite this Entry

“Deboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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