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 After the thousands of passengers deplaned in 2001, Derm and Dianne each invited three guests to stay over, surprising each other. Andrea Sachs,, "How a Canadian region became the capital of kindness and an unlikely tourist destination," 1 Oct. 2019 Yeah, the Giants deplaned dressed in black as if going to a funeral. San Diego Union-Tribune, "NFL At 100: Giants win title, deny Patriots perfect season," 8 Oct. 2019 The spokesman says the 13 crew members helped the 197 passengers safely deplane and the airline was working with passengers to provide accommodations overnight., "BANGOR, Maine — A United Airlines flight with more than 200 people aboard has made an emergency landing in Maine.," 7 Oct. 2019 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

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First Known Use of deplane

1923, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of deplane was in 1923

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1 Dec 2019

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“Deplane.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

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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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