de·plane | \(ˌ)dē-ˈplān \

Definition of deplane 

intransitive verb

: to disembark from an airplane

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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 No injuries have been reported and all the passengers safely deplaned in El Paso. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "Passenger Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Hail Smashes Windscreen and Destroys Nose," 5 June 2018 The American Airlines flight departed roughly an hour later than scheduled, once passengers deplaned and boarded again. Josh Hafner, USA TODAY, "Man tased 10 times on American Airlines flight grabbed officer's gun, damaged car window," 24 Apr. 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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