- to unfasten and separate; disengage; disunite.
- Military. to send away (a regiment, ship, etc.) on a special mission.
Origin of detach
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Examples from the Web for detachable
The bond between women and detachable showerheads, after all, is both a marriage of convenience and one of love.I Tried Cosmo’s New Lesbian Sex Tips
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This spear has a detachable point to which a cord is fastened.The American Egypt
It must not be on the frame, because the frame is a detachable thing.
The top was detachable, and was usually made of metal or of ivory.A Handbook of Pictorial History
Henry W. Donald
Vises on somewhat this principle can be bought, attachable and detachable at will.Woodworking for Beginners
Charles Gardner Wheeler
They were at once detached and detachable: itself a subtle phenomenon.I, Mary MacLane
- to disengage and separate or remove, as by pulling; unfasten; disconnect
- military to separate (a small unit) from a larger, esp for a special assignment
Word Origin and History for detachable
1680s, from French détacher "to detach, untie," from Old French destachier, from des- "apart" + attachier "attach" (see attach). Related: Detached; detaching.
- To separate or unfasten; disconnect.
- To remove from association or union with something.