Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To empty of its cargo or contents; unload.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To unload stowed cargo from a ship etc.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ stow

Examples

  • The Osprey was supposed to fold its rotor blades and stow its wing along the fuselage, or unstow the wing and unfold the blades, in no more than ninety seconds.

    The Dream Machine

  • The Osprey was supposed to fold its rotor blades and stow its wing along the fuselage, or unstow the wing and unfold the blades, in no more than ninety seconds.

    The Dream Machine

  • The Osprey was supposed to fold its rotor blades and stow its wing along the fuselage, or unstow the wing and unfold the blades, in no more than ninety seconds.

    The Dream Machine

  • Carry this little device in your pocket and check if there is a signal, before bother to unstow your laptop or PDA or whatever.

    Wifi and wherefores

  • The first thing that must be done now is to unstow the hold and deposit its contents on the small island astern of us, which we shall call Store Island, for brevity's sake.

    The World of Ice

  • The first thing that must be done now is to unstow the hold, and deposit its contents on the small island astern of us, which we shall call Store Island, for brevity's sake.

    The World of Ice

  • The dogs alone remain inactive during this busy scene, being kept harnessed to their burdens until the men have leisure to unstow the sledges and hang upon the trees every species of provision out of their reach.

    The Journey to the Polar Sea

  • The dogs alone remain inactive during this busy scene, being kept harnessed to their burdens until the men have leisure to unstow the sledges, and hang upon the trees every species of provision out of their reach.

    Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819-20-21-22, Volume 1

  • Scientists leading NASA's Phoenix Mars mission from the University of Arizona in Tucson sent commands to unstow its robotic arm and take more images of its landing site early today.

    Mars Today Top Stories

  • Scientists leading NASA's Phoenix Mars mission from the University of Arizona in Tucson sent commands to unstow its robotic arm and take more images of its landing site early today.

    Mars Today Top Stories

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