un·​crate ˌən-ˈkrāt How to pronounce uncrate (audio)
uncrated; uncrating

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

Examples of uncrate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, 21 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uncrate was in 1886

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“Uncrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncrate. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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