[ dee-mount ]
/ diˈmaʊnt /

verb (used with object)

to remove from a mounting, setting, or place of support, as a gun.
to take apart; disassemble.

Origin of demount

First recorded in 1930–35; de- + mount1

Related forms

de·mount·a·ble, adjectivede·mount·a·bil·i·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for demount

  • Well if it do not, Pilatre-like, explode; and demount all the more tragically!

    The French Revolution|Thomas Carlyle
  • It seems the demountable rims refused to demount, or whatever it is they are expected to do when you take a tire off.

British Dictionary definitions for demount


/ (diːˈmaʊnt) /


(tr) to remove (a motor, gun, etc) from its mounting or setting

Derived Forms

demountable, adjective
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