Definitions

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  • v. To unload stowed cargo from a ship etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To empty of its cargo or contents; unload.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • (FD5): Attach S6 to S5, connect umbilicals, release SABB restraints, PVR cinches / winches, unstow 1B Nadir / 3B Zenith SABB, remove SSU / ECU cover;

    SpaceRef Top Stories

  • If the OBSS fails to unstow, the SRMS EE camera will be used to perform the nominal TPS inspections.

    NASASpaceFlight.com

  • For this reason, NASA has put together a contingency plan in case the OBSS fails to unstow or the SRMS fails to operate properly.

    NASASpaceFlight.com

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