- to free from attachment; unfasten: to unhitch a locomotive from a train.
- to become uncoupled or unfastened.
Origin of unhitch
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Examples from the Web for unhitch
Sometimes twice in one day we had to unhitch the ox and pull him out.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
His chum dug some snow from his ears and ran forward to unhitch the sleds.A Son of the City
Herman Gastrell Seely
The guv'nor had got off, no doubt, to unhitch that heavy gate—the one you had to lift.Beyond
Presently they went back and turned their wagons into the siding and began to unhitch.Eben Holden
He did not stop to unhitch the horses, just hooking them to the corral fence.The Watchers of the Plains
Word Origin and History for unhitch
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper