de·​plane | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈplān How to pronounce deplane (audio) \
deplaned; deplaning; deplanes

Definition of deplane

intransitive verb

: to disembark from an airplane

Examples of deplane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a frequent flier to Iceland, my arrival routine and advice to visitors is always the same: deplane and get yourself in the water—immediately. Mosha Lundström Halbert, Vogue, 20 Oct. 2021 Passengers were only given a chance to deplane after pilots exceeded their legal working day and had to be replaced with another crew, according to a consent order., 27 Sep. 2021 Passengers were only given a chance to deplane after pilots exceeded their legal working day and had to be replaced with another crew. CBS News, 24 Sep. 2021 The plane, which was coming from Knoxville, Tenn., was unable to move after losing the tire , so passengers had to deplane on the tarmac and were taken to the terminal by bus, Allegiant said in a statement released to WBZ-TV., 19 Sep. 2021 The department said between December 2015 and February, United allowed 25 flights to remain on the tarmac for lengthy periods without allowing passengers to deplane. NBC News, 29 June 2021 That’s why two customers who did not comply with crew safety instructions were asked to deplane Flight 1997 this evening. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, 13 Mar. 2021 Japanese citizens deplane first and are whisked away. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 July 2021 Patrick Miller said after boarding his flight from Phoenix to Portland, Oregon, passengers had to deplane and then re-board. Amanda Jackson, CNN, 15 June 2021

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First Known Use of deplane

1923, in the meaning defined above

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26 Oct 2021

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“Deplane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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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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