undock

verb
un·​dock | \ ˌən-ˈdäk How to pronounce undock (audio) \
undocked; undocking; undocks

Definition of undock

intransitive verb

: to move away from a dock (as at sailing time)

transitive verb

: uncouple undock the shuttle from the space station

Examples of undock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After five to 10 days in orbit Starliner will undock and returning to Earth, parachuting down on land in the western U.S. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 18 May 2022 Starliner would undock from the station after a few days, then come hurtling through the thickening atmosphere while generating temperatures of about 3,500 degrees Fahrenheit. Christian Davenport, Washington Post, 20 May 2022 After five to 10 days in orbit Starliner will undock and returning to Earth, parachuting down on land in the western U.S. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 18 May 2022 After five to 10 days in orbit Starliner will undock and returning to Earth, parachuting down on land in the western U.S. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 18 May 2022 Progress is also delivering 700 kilos of various cargoes to the space station and is expected to undock from the station on Dec. 22. orlandosentinel.com, 29 Nov. 2021 Two more hatches will need to be closed on the ISS before the capsule can officially undock at 2:05 p.m. ET. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, 8 Nov. 2021 Their spacecraft will undock from space station at 2:05 p.m., then head home. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Nov. 2021 After saying farewell to the rest of the astronauts and cosmonauts on the International Space Station at 4:35 p.m. ET on October 16, their Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft will undock from the station at 9:14 p.m. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 16 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of undock

1750, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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“Undock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undock. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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