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 Customers from both flights were able to deplane normally, and the airline's maintenance teams are evaluating both aircraft, according to the statement. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "Two Delta Air Lines planes clip wings at Boston Logan International Airport," 20 July 2019 According to witnesses, another male passenger intervened, asking the man to deplane so the flight could continue to Los Angeles. Fox News, "Violent brawl delays Southwest Airlines flight after overhead bin fight," 2 Oct. 2018 Timestamps from airport surveillance video show Lueck deplaned at 2:09 a.m. and got into a Lyft at 2:40 a.m., Doubt said. Phil Helsel, NBC News, "Police release last known images of missing Utah college student, ask for tips," 26 June 2019 Passengers deplaned on the runway and were taken by bus to an airport terminal. Alejandro Serrano,, "Plane from Oakland to Honolulu evacuated after in-flight emergency declared before landing," 22 Aug. 2019 The incident caused a delay in the flight and passengers had to deplane and wait for a new crew for several hours, Isola said. Michelle Iracheta, Houston Chronicle, "Cypress man claims discrimination after Delta flight attendant gets upset with autistic brother," 21 Aug. 2019 The estimated 226 passengers and seven crew members deplaned among the corn stalks using emergency inflatable slides. Hannah Chubb,, "Hero Pilot Lands Plane in Corn Field After Bird Strike, Saving all 226 Passengers on Board," 16 Aug. 2019 For instance, while the other passengers deplaned, the campers were left alone with only the cleaning crew to watch them. Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY, "Special-needs kids stranded at the airport for 13 hours; American Airlines apologizes," 13 Aug. 2019 All pax deplaned, crews on scene to clear the area. Phil Mccausland, NBC News, "Newark International Airport temporarily grounds flights after United jet's emergency landing," 29 June 2019

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First Known Use of deplane

1923, in the meaning defined above

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20 Oct 2019

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The first known use of deplane was in 1923

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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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