- (transitive) To remove a cloak or cover from; to deprive of a cloak or cover; to unmask; to reveal.
- 1671, Allestree, Richard, The Gentleman's Calling, page 124:
- And will none have so much Charity, so much Zeal for publick Concern, as to uncloak this Impostour, and shew the dazled World what it is it thus bows to?
- (intransitive) To remove one's cloak.
- 1826, Cunningham, Allan, Paul Jones: A Romance, volume 2, page 38:
- Nay, but my fireside's not the deck—I am mistress here; so let me uncloak thee." She seized his cloak, and, not without a slight resistance on his part, unclasped the collar, and threw it aside.
- (intransitive, science fiction) To become visible again by turning off a cloaking device.
- 2011, Mack, David, Rise Like Lions (Star Trek: Mirror Universe):
- Don't try to target the Klingons as they uncloak, you won't have time. Just use the phasers to make a nofly zone between us and the Takagi.
- (reveal): expose, uncover; see also Thesaurus:reveal
- (remove one's cloak):
- (become visible again): decloak