[verb dis-mount; noun dis-mount, dis-mount]
- to get off or alight from a horse, bicycle, etc.
- 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.
- 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.
Origin of dismount
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Examples from the Web for dismount
A mile further it was necessary to dismount and proceed on foot.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
When you are free of your cloak, Tony Cross, dismount and let us embrace.In the Valley
I was off and by her side in a moment, helping her to dismount.
Before I could dismount, she had slipped off, and begun gathering up her skirt.
Dismount and walk past any horse that becomes frightened at your bicycle.
- to get off a horse, bicycle, etc
- (tr) to disassemble or remove from a mounting
- the act of dismounting
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Word Origin and History for dismount
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