v. dis·em·barked, dis·em·bark·ing, dis·em·barks
To exit from a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle.
To remove from a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle.
[Probably obsolete French desembarquer : des-, dis- + embarquer, to embark; see EMBARK.]
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