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demount

[dee-mount]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to remove from a mounting, setting, or place of support, as a gun.
  2. to take apart; disassemble.

Origin of demount

First recorded in 1930–35; de- + mount1
Related formsde·mount·a·ble, adjectivede·mount·a·bil·i·ty, noun
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Examples from the Web for demountable

Historical Examples

  • It seems the demountable rims refused to demount, or whatever it is they are expected to do when you take a tire off.

    The Campfire Girls Go Motoring

    Hildegard G. Frey

  • All the apparatus was in readiness except that the three demountable sections of the tower had yet to be run up into position.


British Dictionary definitions for demountable

demount

verb
  1. (tr) to remove (a motor, gun, etc) from its mounting or setting
Derived Formsdemountable, adjective
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