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, 5 July 2021 Hopkins and his crewmates originally planned to undock Wednesday morning and land that same afternoon. William Harwood, CBS News, 26 Apr. 2021 On April 28, the team from Crew-1 will undock from the orbiting ISS aboard the Crew Dragon Resilience spacecraft and return to Earth in a splash-landing off the coast of Florida. Benjamin Katz, WSJ, 23 Apr. 2021 The hatch will close on their spacecraft at 6:10 p.m. ET Friday after the crew has bid farewell to the others on the station, and they are expected to undock from the station's Poisk port at 9:34 p.m. ET. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 16 Apr. 2021 After a ceremonial send-off, Crew Dragon will undock from the ISS at 7:35 p.m. ET—weather permitting, of course. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 2 Aug. 2020 Expedition 64 Roscosmos astronauts Commander Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, along with NASA Flight Engineer Kate Rubins, will undock from the Earth-facing port of the station's Rassvet module at around 12:38 p.m. ET. Julia Musto, Fox News, 20 Mar. 2021 After a one-week handover, Cassidy and his crewmates plan to undock and return to Earth aboard their Soyuz MS-62/16S spacecraft, landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan near the town of Dzhezkazgan on Oct. 21 (U.S. time) to close out a 196-day mission. William Harwood, CBS News, 13 Oct. 2020 The crew plans to undock from the International Space Station on Saturday and splashdown off the Florida coast on Sunday at 2:48 p.m. ET. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 2 Aug. 2020

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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 5 Aug. 2021.

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