There are 2 definitions of debark in English:


Syllabification: de·bark
Pronunciation: /dēˈbärk


[no object]
1Leave a ship or aircraft.
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  • When we debarked from our cruise ship for a day of fun, we were surrounded by vendors of local wares along with transportation and tour services.
  • You'll have a wide selection of pre or post-cruise land tour options, depending on where you embark or debark.
  • Your ticket entitles you to debark as many times as you like and reboard at no extra charge.
1.1 [with object] Unload (cargo or troops) from a ship or aircraft.
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  • Around South America is gaining in popularity, and a couple of megaships are sailing to Antarctica once or twice, but not debarking passengers there.
  • He'll debark us where we want and set home immediately.


mid 17th century: from French débarquer.



Pronunciation: /ˌdēbärˈkāSHən/
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  • If ports of embarkation or debarkation can be closed, neither commerce nor seaborne reinforcement or resupply can flow.
  • Mars shone brightly once again as we put to sea for the overnight sail into the Thames and debarkation at Tilbury, a landing stage downriver from London.
  • Secure sea lanes between sea ports of embarkation and debarkation would have to be a precondition for employment.

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There are 2 definitions of debark in English:


Syllabification: de·bark
Pronunciation: /


[with object]
Remove (the bark) from a tree.
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  • The two currents create a rotating column of air that can generate 318-mile-per-hour winds, debark trees, and fire cars across the sky like missiles.
  • The elephants had killed the trees by uprooting and debarking them.
  • The world's largest redwood lumber mill offers free self-guided tours, where you can watch trees being debarked, head-rigged, trimmed, graded, and end-glued.

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