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 The statement added that shortly after delivery, the plane landed at the closest airport, Pattimura International Airport, for the new mom to deplane. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "Welcome to the world! Woman gives birth to baby on Lion Air flight," 23 Nov. 2020 Although much attention has been focused on what happens aboard an airplane, the study also examined another key element of a trip: how passengers board and deplane an aircraft. Washington Post, "With proper measures flying can be safer than eating at a restaurant during the pandemic, study says," 27 Oct. 2020 That's when JetBlue made the announcement that everyone would have to deplane. Alison Medley, Houston Chronicle, "Toddler's mask refusal gets mom, 6 kids kicked off JetBlue flight," 21 Aug. 2020 Social distancing will be harder during the boarding process, when your flight is in the air, and while deplaning, says Dr. Beamer. Claire Gillespie,, "Is It Safe to Fly Right Now? Here's What Airlines Are Doing to Reduce the Risk of COVID-19," 28 May 2020 This means customers will have to wear masks during check-in, boarding, during the flight, and while deplaning. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "These Major U.S. Airlines Will Require Passengers to Wear Face Coverings," 1 May 2020 Though Miller would not be joining the vice president on the trip, other members of his staff who had been in contact with Miller were deplaned to get tested before their travel, according to an administration official. Erin Corbett,, "The Entire West Wing Was Just Exposed To COVID-19," 8 May 2020 The American Airlines spokesperson said all 38 passengers and three crew members were deplaned from the aircraft and safely transported to the terminal. Rachel Desantis,, "Plane Slides Off Runway in Chicago Due to Snowstorm's 'Icy Conditions' as Seen in Scary Video," 11 Nov. 2019 All told, 626,110 passengers were either enplaned or deplaned at CVG last month, up from 576,859 passengers in February 2019. Randy Tucker,, "COVID-19: Demand for air travel is down, but CVG got off to a strong start this year," 19 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of deplane

1923, in the meaning defined above

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30 Nov 2020

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“Deplane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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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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