Definition of undock in English:


Syllabification: un·dock
Pronunciation: /ˌənˈdäk


[with object]
1Separate (a spacecraft) from another in space: Conrad undocked Gemini and used his thruster to back slowly away [no object]: Atlantis is scheduled to undock from Mir today
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  • Sharipov undocked the spacecraft manually as a precautionary measure to conserve energy.
  • The grid of the Optical Alignment System of the space shuttle Discovery can be seen during separation operations while undocking from the International Space Station.
  • Discovery undocked from the International Space Station this morning at 09: 24 CEST.
2Take (a ship) out of or away from a dock.
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  • The small tug also provides the capability to assist larger tugs in docking and undocking all types of ships and watercraft and can be used in routine harbor utility work.
  • She could probably even dock and undock herself automatically, but Captain Dvergastein likes to do that himself.
  • He tugged on a jacket and walked himself out to the Winchester Pier, undocking the small rowboat that he used to make the journey to the tower.

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