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

Definition of deplane

intransitive verb

: to disembark from an airplane

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The airport said flights were operating but unpowered mechanical systems slowed boarding and deplaningPenn says Dominion is still investigating to fully understand the sequence of events that led to the outage. Fox News, "Equipment failure, feed disruption caused DC airport outage," 17 Aug. 2018 Though once the plane touched down in Tulsa, everyone was ordered to deplane because of a mechanical issue. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, "ViaAir passengers claim airline stranded them 450 miles from destination, denied compensation," 8 Aug. 2018 The flight landed safely at approximately 10:16 p.m. local time, and customers deplaned normally. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "JetBlue flight makes emergency landing due to mechanical issues," 27 Mar. 2018 And, of course, there was the defecating pig of 2014, who was deplaned after pooping on board. Aditi Shrikant, Vox, "Delta is now restricting emotional support animals on flights. This could be a good thing.," 11 Dec. 2018 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

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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

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

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