- Military. to spread out (troops) so as to form an extended front or line.
- to arrange in a position of readiness, or to move strategically or appropriately: to deploy a battery of new missiles.
- to spread out strategically or in an extended front or line.
- to come into a position ready for use: the plane can't land unless the landing gear deploys.
Origin of deploy
Examples from the Web for deployable
The airline industry objects that sometimes these deployable recorders can pop out without cause, spreading needless alarm.Red Tape and Black Boxes: Why We Keep ‘Losing’ Airliners in 2014
December 29, 2014
- to adopt or cause to adopt a battle formation, esp from a narrow front formation
- (tr) to redistribute (forces) to or within a given area
Word Origin and History for deployable
1786 as a military word, from French déployer "unroll, unfold," from Old French desploiier "unfold," from Latin displicare "unfold, scatter," from dis- (see dis-) + plicare "to fold" see ply (v.1)). "In its AFr. form regularly adopted in ME as desplay" [OED]. Related: Deployed; deploying.