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

intransitive verb

: to disembark from an airplane

Examples of deplane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One trip to London ended as soon as Montalvo deplaned. Brandon Sneed, Rolling Stone, 16 Apr. 2024 Several days later, a Boeing 777-200 in United’s fleet sat on the runway for over an hour before being deplaned because of a broken engine. Sasha Rogelberg, Fortune, 25 Mar. 2024 An unnamed passenger told CBS 2 that the passengers were deplaned while their bags were checked. Lawrence Yee, Peoplemag, 22 Feb. 2024 The airport said in a statement all passengers were able to safely deplane and return to the terminal while Southwest worked to accommodate customers and get them on another aircraft. Riley Hoffman, ABC News, 4 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for deplane 

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Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of deplane was in 1923

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“Deplane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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