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remount

[verb ree-mount; noun ree-mount, ree-mount]
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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to mount again; reascend.
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noun
  1. a fresh horse or supply of fresh horses.
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Origin of remount

1325–75; Middle English remounten < Old French remonter. See re-, mount1
Related formsun·re·mount·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for remount

Historical Examples

  • Kilpatrick however ordered Weber to remount and charge the hill.

    Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman

    J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd

  • The time came for the horses to be returned to the Remount station.

    The Delta of the Triple Elevens

    William Elmer Bachman

  • "Let us go on this evening," and she was ready to remount at once.

    Manasseh

    Maurus Jokai

  • He could do nothing but remount his horse and ride to an inn.

  • He had come into our lines, having one of those "remount" leaves from his command.

    Between the Lines

    Henry Bascom Smith


British Dictionary definitions for remount

remount

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

v.

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.

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