To debus was an official Army term, coined during the First World War, for the dropping off of troops that had been transported by motor-buson to the Front. The places where the troops left the vehicles were marked with notice boards bearing the words "Debussing point." See also Embus.
References / notes
- Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.73.
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