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un·load

 (ŭn-lōd′)
v. un·load·ed, un·load·ing, un·loads
v.tr.
1.
a. To remove the load or cargo from.
b. To discharge (cargo or a load).
2.
a. To relieve of something burdensome or oppressive; unburden: a confidant to whom he could unload his heart.
b. To give expression to (one's troubles or feelings); pour forth.
3. To remove the charge from (a firearm).
4. To dispose of, especially by selling in great quantity; dump.
v.intr.
To discharge a cargo or some other burden.

un·load′er n.

unloading

(ʌnˈləʊdɪŋ)
n
the act of removing goods or cargo from a ship, lorry, etc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unloading - the labor of taking a load of something off of or out of a vehicle or ship or container etc.unloading - the labor of taking a load of something off of or out of a vehicle or ship or container etc.
handling - manual (or mechanical) carrying or moving or delivering or working with something
loading - the labor of putting a load of something on or in a vehicle or ship or container etc.; "the loading took 2 hours"
Translations

unloading

[ˈʌnˈləʊdɪŋ] Ndescarga f

unloading

[ʌnˈləʊdɪŋ] nscarico
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Then they would seek out the big lumber camps, where there was winter work; or failing in this, would drift to the cities, and live upon what they had managed to save, with the help of such transient work as was there the loading and unloading of steamships and drays, the digging of ditches and the shoveling of snow.
Waters; and seeing two Irishmen unloading a scow of stone, I went, unasked, and helped them.
Here, were the Leith, Aberdeen, and Glasgow steamers, loading and unloading goods, and looking immensely high out of the water as we passed alongside; here, were colliers by the score and score, with the coal-whippers plunging off stages on deck, as counterweights to measures of coal swinging up, which were then rattled over the side into barges; here, at her moorings was to-morrow's steamer for Rotterdam, of which we took good notice; and here to-morrow's for Hamburg, under whose bowsprit we crossed.
He followed into the market and watched the men unloading their waggons.
He at once called to Sancho, who, however, had no mind to come, as he was just then engaged in unloading a sumpter mule, well laden with provender, which these worthy gentlemen had brought with them.
For three hours Phileas Fogg wandered about the docks, with the determination, if necessary, to charter a vessel to carry him to Yokohama; but he could only find vessels which were loading or unloading, and which could not therefore set sail.
Neither Montgomery nor his companion took the slightest notice of me, but busied themselves in assisting and directing the four or five sailors who were unloading the goods.
I fully authorize you at once to assume the command of the Pharaon, and look carefully to the unloading of her freight.
At this moment a strange noise, like the unloading of a cart, and followed by a cry of pain, was heard beneath the window.
These are under command, and bound to do every duty required of them connected with the service; such as hunting, trapping, loading and unloading the horses, mounting guard; and, in short, all the drudgery of the camp.
And, in a glow of conscious virtue, I stood watching the unloading of the cart, still holding the Magic Watch open in my hand, as I was curious to see what would happen when we again reached the exact time at which I had put back the hand.
The cargo was made up in packages, weighing from ninety to one hundred pounds each, for the facility of loading and unloading, and of transportation at portages.