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[moun-tid] /ˈmaʊn tɪd/
seated or riding on a horse or other animal.
serving on horseback or on some special mount, as soldiers or police.
Military. (formerly) permanently equipped with horses or vehicles for transport.
Compare mobile (def 4).
having or set in a mounting:
mounted gems.
put into position for use, as guns.
Origin of mounted
First recorded in 1575-85; mount1 + -ed2
Related forms
unmounted, adjective
well-mounted, adjective
1. afoot. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for unmounted
Historical Examples
  • She led the way indoors, and pointed to a sheaf of unmounted photographs.

    The Lowest Rung

    Mary Cholmondeley
  • The burghers were hard pressed by the enemy, and many were unmounted.

    The Peace Negotiations J. D. Kestell
  • They told him that as he was unmounted they traveled easily to accommodate him.

    Four American Indians Edson L. Whitney
  • unmounted, card size, 3¾ cents each; cabinet size, 7½ cents each.


    Walter L. (Walter Lowrie) Hervey
  • The size of these unmounted guns may be judged by the figures at work near them.

    The Western Front Muirhead Bone
  • Here they were met by all the unmounted Tetons, and, in their turn, they were forced to give way.

    The Prairie J. Fenimore Cooper
  • Ah but, they were many wearisome miles from safety—and they were unmounted.

  • "Your father gave me nine unmounted pearls to sell," he reiterated.

    The Window at the White Cat Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Close to his cap lay an unmounted photograph, not very large, of Sylvia.

    The Guarded Heights Wadsworth Camp
  • It was an unmounted photograph—actually the portrait of a girl.

British Dictionary definitions for unmounted


equipped with or riding horses: mounted police
provided with a support, backing, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for unmounted



1580s, "on horseback," past participle adjective from mount (v.). From 1854 as "set up for display."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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