uncrate

verb
un·​crate | \ ˌən-ˈkrāt \
uncrated; uncrating

Definition of uncrate

transitive verb

: to remove from a crate or case A modern, climate-controlled environment will allow thousands of intriguing … artifacts that have long been stored away to be uncrated and displayed …— Donna Stillinger

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There was still one painting uncrated, having been held up in Brazil — where a painting in a Gertrude Stein show had been held up a few years ago — and just arrived that afternoon. Leah Garchik, San Francisco Chronicle, "René Magritte at play with reality at SFMOMA," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of uncrate

1886, in the meaning defined above

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