[ verb dis-mount; noun dis-mount, dis-mount ]
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verb (used without object)
  1. to get off or alight from a horse, bicycle, etc.

verb (used with object)
  1. to bring or throw down, as from a horse; unhorse; throw: The horse twisted and bucked and finally dismounted its rider.

  2. to remove (a thing) from its mounting, support, setting, etc.: to dismount a picture.

  1. to take (a mechanism) to pieces.

  1. an act or process of dismounting.

  2. Gymnastics. a move by which a gymnast gets off an apparatus or finishes a floor exercise, usually landing upright on the feet.

Origin of dismount

1525–35; probably modeled on Medieval Latin dismontāre or Middle French desmonter.See dis-1, mount1

Other words from dismount

  • dis·mount·a·ble, adjective

Words Nearby dismount

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How to use dismount in a sentence

  • "We'd better dismount," said Betty's voice, surprisingly calm and matter-of-fact.

  • His quick eye took in the situation and he ordered his men to dismount and take position behind the mules and wagons.

  • The half-breed helped Helen dismount and told her to go to his tent, a small, pyramid affair at one end of the glade.

    Mystery Ranch | Arthur Chapman

British Dictionary definitions for dismount


/ (dɪsˈmaʊnt) /

  1. to get off a horse, bicycle, etc

  2. (tr) to disassemble or remove from a mounting

  1. the act of dismounting

Derived forms of dismount

  • dismountable, adjective

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