Definition of deplane in US English:



[no object]North American
  • Disembark from an aircraft.

    ‘we landed and deplaned’
    • ‘He went off with the ground crew while the rest of us were waiting to deplane.’
    • ‘In fact, the authors write in their preface, ‘Our objective was to write a book that you could pick up in the airport, read during a couple hours' flight, and deplane at a new mental as well as physical destination.’’
    • ‘His eagle frontlet is the first aspect of Native culture to greet airline passengers deplaning in Ketchikan.’
    • ‘When I got on a plane at the Pittsburgh airport to visit Barcelona for a week, I really had no idea of what political mood to expect when I deplaned.’
    • ‘As soon as the passengers deplaned, the aircraft was cleared to depart.’
    • ‘There weren't enough ramp workers, so we had to wait for them to get someone to bring the jet way up in order for all of us to deplane.’
    • ‘Odds are your suitcases will greet you when you deplane, but those odds lengthen when applied to more unorthodox baggage, which surely will come under careful inspection.’
    • ‘Once there, we deplaned and cleared immigration.’
    • ‘It now requires all aircraft operators who enplane or deplane passengers into a sterile area at a Part 107 airport to conduct screening before departure.’
    • ‘He reportedly was angered when nearly 30 marshals deplaned and only one was dressed satisfactorily.’
    • ‘The most intrusive aspect of screening people deplaning, he says, is that they have to form a single line to file past the camera.’
    • ‘As you can see, they are deplaning the passengers one by one.’
    • ‘For three weeks passengers will be whooshed at 1,000 miles per hour through the African skies, deplaning to take in the lions and ibex in the Serengeti and to bob under the spray of Victoria Falls.’
    • ‘We spent about 30 hours in transit, adding in all the time to process at Fort Campbell, stage for our flight, actually fly, refuel the plane, and deplane here in Kuwait.’
    • ‘We soon expect to see the candidate deplane, head down those steps, get into the motorcade, zoom down to vote.’
    • ‘After deplaning, we were escorted to the carrier's observation deck, where we watched maneuvers.’
    • ‘Passengers wishing to refresh themselves or use the facilities may deplane at this time.’
    • ‘While larger aircraft require gate areas that accommodate some 500 passengers deplaning, boarding or waiting, regional carriers want to get their average 80-person planeload in and out fast.’
    • ‘Modern aircraft are equipped with devices that recirculate tired germs, keeping them aloft and breathable even hours after passengers have deplaned.’
    • ‘Hundreds of passengers already on planes waiting for takeoff were obliged to deplane.’
    alight, alight from, step off, climb off, dismount, dismount from, get down, get down from, descend, descend from, disembark, disembark from, leave, exit
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