- To disembark is defined as a person or cargo to get off of a boat, aircraft or other form of transportation.
When you get off of a plane, this is an example of a time when you disembark.
A woman disembarks a plane.
Origin of disembarkFrench désembarquer: see dis- and amp; embark
verbdis·em·barked, dis·em·bark·ing, dis·em·barks
- To go ashore from a ship.
- To leave a vehicle or aircraft.
Origin of disembarkProbably obsolete French desembarquer : des-, dis- + embarquer, to embark; see embark.
(third-person singular simple present disembarks, present participle disembarking, simple past and past participle disembarked)