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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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  • I was to ride my "rosillo," so we were all to be well-mounted.

    Blanco y Colorado William C. Tetley
  • No; they are well-mounted; they know the country, and they have the start.

    Gil the Gunner George Manville Fenn
  • A well-mounted woman may jump a great deal and escape with only a few tumbles.

    How Women Should Ride C. De Hurst
  • They numbered about one hundred well-mounted and well-armed men.

    The Mission; or Scenes in Africa Captain Frederick Marryat
  • well-mounted as were myself and companions, we were unable to overtake them.

    The Wild Huntress Mayne Reid
  • I call that the land for horses where the cavalry's well-mounted on a native breed.'

  • Have a well-mounted officer of staff ready to accompany them through lines.'

  • One, who appeared to be their chief, came with two well-mounted lackeys.

    The Forty-Five Guardsmen Alexandre Dumas
  • You can send twenty or thirty well-mounted men with us, can't you, Lukovitch?

    Sophy of Kravonia Anthony Hope
  • All I would ask would be a couple of Highland clans and a regiment of loyal gentlemen, well-mounted and armed.

    Graham of Claverhouse Ian Maclaren
British Dictionary definitions for well-mounted


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 well-mounted



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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