Part of speech: verb

To deprive of a load or burden.

Part of speech: verb

To discharge, as a cargo.

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Usage examples "unload":

  1. He pronounced " cart" with a drawl that riled me, for, if there is anything I hate, it is the stuck- up way some people have of twistifying common words: but I didn't want to rebuke the fellow too much, and answered in the bland and Christian way you have so often praised, my dear sisters, that I did not wish to stay long enough for them to unload a cart, but if he had just as lief as not, would take some baked pork and beans- that is, if there was any handy. - "Phemie Frost's Experiences", Ann S. Stephens.
  2. Haven't I told you that the trucks need this space to load and unload? - "Danger at the Drawbridge", Mildred A. Wirt.
  3. At the New Quay there is a commodious wharf, with warehouses at each end, where trading vessels load and unload, and where steam- boats leave for Newcastle. - "The Ports, Harbours, Watering-places and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain Vol. 1", William Finden.