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debark1

[dih-bahrk] /dɪˈbɑrk/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to disembark.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < French débarquer, equivalent to dé- dis-1 + barque bark3 + -er infinitive suffix
Related forms
debarkation
[dee-bahr-key-shuh n] /ˌdi bɑrˈkeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun

debark2

[dee-bahrk] /diˈbɑrk/
verb (used with object)
1.
to remove the bark from (a log).
Origin
1735-45; de- + bark2
Related forms
debarker, noun
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Examples from the web for debark
  • Visitors will board and debark over railed gangplanks.
  • In addition, small mammals can debark trees causing significant damage or killing the trees.
  • debark generally denotes mechanical means as opposed to manual peeling.
  • debarkers differ in their energy requirements wood loss, and ability to debark frozen logs and species with strong bark adhesion.
  • Men began to debark from the craft, just as small arms fire began to crackle.
British Dictionary definitions for debark

debark1

/dɪˈbɑːk/
verb
1.
a less common word for disembark
Derived Forms
debarkation (ˌdiːbɑːˈkeɪʃən) noun
Word Origin
C17: from French débarquer, from dé-dis1 + barquebarque

debark2

/diːˈbɑːk/
verb
1.
(transitive) to remove the bark from (a tree)
Word Origin
C18: from de- + bark2
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Word Origin and History for debark
v.

1650s, from French débarquer (16c.), from de- (Old French des-; see dis-) + barque "bark" (see bark (n.2)).

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