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dismount

[verb dis-mount; noun dis-mount, dis-mount] /verb dɪsˈmaʊnt; noun dɪsˈmaʊnt, ˈdɪsˌmaʊnt/
verb (used without object)
1.
to get off or alight from a horse, bicycle, etc.
verb (used with object)
2.
to bring or throw down, as from a horse; unhorse; throw:
The horse twisted and bucked and finally dismounted its rider.
3.
to remove (a thing) from its mounting, support, setting, etc.:
to dismount a picture.
4.
to take (a mechanism) to pieces.
noun
5.
an act or process of dismounting.
6.
Gymnastics. a move by which a gymnast gets off an apparatus or finishes a floor exercise, usually landing upright on the feet.
Origin of dismount
1525-1535
1525-35; probably modeled on Medieval Latin dismontāre or Middle French desmonter. See dis-1, mount1
Related forms
dismountable, adjective
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Historical Examples
  • Both gentlemen stepped down to the horse block to meet and help her to dismount.

    Her Mother's Secret Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  • Will you not direct your men to dismount and rest their zebras?

    Through Veld and Forest Harry Collingwood
  • On entering the town, I was obliged to dismount and proceed on foot.

  • Now the rider had come up to the farm, but though he drew up, he did not dismount.

  • She was glad when finally an order was given by Ricker to dismount and the blindfold was removed from their eyes.

    Mason of Bar X Ranch Henry Bennett
  • The steepness of the declivity made it necessary for Orso to dismount.

    Columba Prosper Merimee
  • When he reached the adventurer, the latter rose, bowed respectfully, and assisted him to dismount.

    Stronghand Gustave Aimard
  • When we get to the Cross of Santa Christina, you'll have to dismount.

    Columba Prosper Merimee
  • He took hold of the prince’s reins, and said: ‘dismount, man-child!

    The Brown Fairy Book Andrew Lang
  • Five more of you dismount, and deploy there on the other side of the road.

    The Red Acorn John McElroy
British Dictionary definitions for dismount

dismount

/dɪsˈmaʊnt/
verb
1.
to get off a horse, bicycle, etc
2.
(transitive) to disassemble or remove from a mounting
noun
3.
the act of dismounting
Derived Forms
dismountable, adjective
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Word Origin and History for dismount
v.

1540s, from dis- + mount (v.). Related: Dismounted; dismounting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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