de·​plane | \(ˌ)dē-ˈplān \

Definition of deplane 

intransitive verb

: to disembark from an airplane

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The animal theme roared back when Trump deplaned at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in a white dress with a bright tropical-bird pattern. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "Melania Trump Gave Us All a Valuable Lesson in How Not to Dress in Africa," 9 Oct. 2018 The flight crew asked all passengers to deplane around that point, American Airlines said in a statement. Avi Selk, Washington Post, "‘Tase me, and you’ll see what happens,’ an American Airlines passenger said. Police did — 10 times.," 23 Apr. 2018 Several flights out of the airport were canceled while officials inspected the device, and passengers on incoming flights were held on their aircraft for more than three hours before allowing travelers to deplane at MidAmerica. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "Bomb scare at Illinois airport caused by laptop with connected hard drive," 2 Apr. 2018 Upon deplaning, a K9 named Boston soon discovered Ayala’s heist, WSPA notes. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Man jailed for smuggling 60 pounds of marijuana into Nashville airport," 6 July 2018 But a cluster of flight attendants who had been on board stood nearby after the children deplaned, visibly distraught. Margaret Hartmann, Daily Intelligencer, "Protesters Gather at LaGuardia Airport as Separated Children Arrive in New York," 21 June 2018 According to the airline, the crew followed procedure and began deplaning. CBS News, "Unruly passenger tased, removed from American Airlines flight in Miami," 23 Apr. 2018 The flight crew then began deplaning the aircraft after Garcia refused to get off on his own. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "American Airlines passenger shocked with Taser, forcibly removed from plane after getting into fight," 23 Apr. 2018 The customer was restrained, and law enforcement officials met the flight at the gate, where all passengers safely deplaned. Amy B Wang, Washington Post, "‘I am God!’ a woman screamed as she tried, midflight, to open a plane’s cabin door," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of deplane

1923, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of deplane

: to get out of an airplane after it arrives at an airport

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