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[verb ree-mount; noun ree-mount, ree-mount] /verb riˈmaʊnt; noun ˈriˌmaʊnt, riˈmaʊnt/
verb (used with or without object)
to mount again; reascend.
a fresh horse or supply of fresh horses.
Origin of remount
1325-75; Middle English remounten < Old French remonter. See re-, mount1
Related forms
unremounted, adjective Unabridged
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  • Cimarron Bills plan to remount himself was one feasible enough.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • He had come into our lines, having one of those "remount" leaves from his command.

    Between the Lines Henry Bascom Smith
  • So I won't attempt to remount the stream of time save the most sketchily in the world.

  • Natalie had to assist her to remount, so she must have been injured.

    The Crack of Doom Robert Cromie
  • As he was preparing to remount, he spied a folded paper peeping out from some underbrush on the roadside.

    Crestlands Mary Addams Bayne
  • Commencement of remount training, at the latest, the end of July.

    Cavalry in Future Wars Frederick von Bernhardi.
  • Henley watched him remount and ride away, his legs swinging back and forth against the flanks of the animal.

    Dixie Hart Will N. Harben
  • All we could do was to place him in the chaise, and for Mary to remount and keep near us.

    Miss Grantley's Girls Thomas Archer
  • Kilpatrick however ordered Weber to remount and charge the hill.

    Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
  • When he recovered, Leander presented him his horse to remount.

    The Little Lame Prince Miss Mulock--Pseudonym of Maria Dinah Craik
British Dictionary definitions for remount


verb (riːˈmaʊnt)
to get on (a horse, bicycle, etc) again
(transitive) to mount (a picture, jewel, exhibit, etc) again
noun (ˈriːˌmaʊnt)
a fresh horse, esp (formerly) to replace one killed or injured in battle
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Word Origin and History for remount

also re-mount, late 14c., "put on horseback again," also "return to a former state," from Old French remonter "to climb up, ascend again," from re- (see re-) + monter (see mount (v.)). From late 15c. as "to go up again," 1620s as "to raise (something) up again." Related: Remounted; remounting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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