en·​plane | \ in-ˈplān How to pronounce enplane (audio) , en- \
variants: or less commonly \ im-​ˈplān How to pronounce emplane (audio) , em-​ \
enplaned also emplaned; enplaning also emplaning; enplanes also emplanes

Definition of enplane

intransitive verb

: to board an airplane

Examples of enplane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All told, 626,110 passengers were either enplaned or deplaned at CVG last month, up from 576,859 passengers in February 2019. Randy Tucker, Cincinnati.com, "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 enplane

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Enplane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enplane. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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