verb (used without object)
to go ashore from a ship.
to leave an aircraft or other vehicle.
verb (used with object)
to remove or unload (cargo or passengers) from a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle.
Origin of disembark
1575–85;Related formsdis·em·bar·ka·tion [dis-em-bahr-key-shuh n] /dɪsˌɛm bɑrˈkeɪ ʃən/, dis·em·bark·ment, noun
< Middle French desembarquer,
equivalent to des- dis-1
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Derived Formsdisembarkation (dɪsˌɛmbɑːˈkeɪʃən) or disembarkment, noun
to land or cause to land from a ship, aircraft, etcseveral passengers disembarked; we will disembark the passengers
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Word Origin and History for disembarkment
1580s, from Middle French desembarquer, from des- (see dis-) + embarquer (see embark). Related: Disembarkation; disembarked; disembarking.
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