There were three here now, all in advanced stages of dismantlement.
Then came the dismantlement of Athens by Lysander and the dismemberment of the old democracy.
And there were three groundcars, all in various stages of breakdown or dismantlement.
1570s, from Middle French desmanteler "to tear down the walls of a fortress," literally "strip of a cloak," from des- "off, away" (see dis-) + manteler "to cloak" (see mantle). Related: Dismantled; dismantling.