debark

1 [dih-bahrk]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to disembark.

Origin:
1645–55; < French débarquer, equivalent to dé- dis-1 + barque bark3 + -er infinitive suffix

debarkation [dee-bahr-key-shuhn] , noun
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debark

2 [dee-bahrk]
verb (used with object)
to remove the bark from (a log).

Origin:
1735–45; de- + bark2

debarker, noun
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debark1 (dɪˈbɑːk)
 
vb
a less common word for disembark
 
[C17: from French débarquer, from dé-dis1 + barquebarque]
 
debarkation1
 
n

debark2 (diːˈbɑːk)
 
vb
(tr) to remove the bark from (a tree)
 
[C18: from de- + bark2]

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debark
1650s, from Fr. débarquer, from de- (O.Fr. des-; see dis-) + barque "bark" (see bark (n.2)).
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Example sentences
Visitors will board and debark over railed gangplanks.
In addition, small mammals can debark trees causing significant damage or killing the trees.
Debarkers differ in their energy requirements wood loss, and ability to debark frozen logs and species with strong bark adhesion.
Debark generally denotes mechanical means as opposed to manual peeling.
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