dismount

[verb dis-mount; noun dis-mount, dis-mount]

verb (used without object)

to get off or alight from a horse, bicycle, etc.

verb (used with object)

to bring or throw down, as from a horse; unhorse; throw: The horse twisted and bucked and finally dismounted its rider.
to remove (a thing) from its mounting, support, setting, etc.: to dismount a picture.
to take (a mechanism) to pieces.

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. dismiss,
  2. dismissal,
  3. dismission,
  4. dismissive,
  5. dismissively,
  6. dismutase,
  7. disnature,
  8. disney,
  9. disney, walt,
  10. disneyfy

Origin of dismount

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

Related formsdis·mount·a·ble, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for dismount

dismount

verb

to get off a horse, bicycle, etc
(tr) to disassemble or remove from a mounting

noun

the act of dismounting
Derived Formsdismountable, adjective

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Word Origin and History for dismount

dismount

v.

1540s, from dis- + mount (v.). Related: Dismounted; dismounting.

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