Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. Nautical To move (a ship) away from a dock.
  • transitive v. To uncouple (spacecraft).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To remove a ship from a dock.
  • v. To remove from a docking station.
  • v. To drag a user interface element (such as a toolbar) away from its fixed position so that it floats freely.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To take out of dock.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To take out of dock: as, to dock and undock a ship.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. take (a ship) out of a dock
  • v. move out of a dock

Etymologies

un- +‎ dock (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • However, Russia could undock from the Unity Node 1 module and still have a fully operational space station since all the Russian modules are interconnected as a single unit attached to the Unity Node 1 module.

    CBO on Ares, Orion, and Shuttle - NASA Watch

  • Atlantis is scheduled to undock from the space station on Monday and land in Florida on Wednesday.

    Astronauts go for a Long Walk

  • We need to add a listener to the application to call our undock function whenever the icon is clicked, and second, there is no tooltip property on dock icons.

    O'Reilly News

  • We can finish up by creating our "undock" and "closeApp" functions. undock (e: Event): void {stage. nativeWindow.restore ();} closeApp (e: Event): void {NativeApplication. exit ();}

    O'Reilly News

  • To "undock" each application, you can either move it manually or press the Windows key-arrow key in the other direction and the application will return to its original location.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Around 5:30 p.m., a Soyuz spacecraft piloted by Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev and carrying a NASA astronaut and an Italian astronaut will undock from a port 50 feet from Endeavour and back away to a distance of about 650 feet.

    Soyuz undocking could be shuttle photo opp

  • Escort Mister La Forge to join his comrades, and then tell Grak that he can undock.

    Star Trek The Next Generation®

  • Discovery is due to undock from the ISS on Saturday afternoon and, I calculate, should lie a few seconds ahead of the ISS on Saturday and Sunday evenings before it returns to a landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Monday.

    Spacewatch: Watching Discovery

  • The pilot and mission Commander Mark Kelly will undock Endeavour from the Space Station and point it towards Earth on Sunday.

    Endeavor Prepares to Fly Home from Final Mission

  • There Orion would undock and head back to Earth and Altair would refuel awaiting the next mission.

    Why Some Say the Moon? - NASA Watch

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