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[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.
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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.
  3. to take (a mechanism) to pieces.
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  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.
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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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Historical Examples

  • 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

    Harold Frederic

  • I was off and by her side in a moment, helping her to dismount.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede

    George MacDonald

  • Before I could dismount, she had slipped off, and begun gathering up her skirt.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede

    George MacDonald

  • Dismount and walk past any horse that becomes frightened at your bicycle.

British Dictionary definitions for dismount


  1. to get off a horse, bicycle, etc
  2. (tr) to disassemble or remove from a mounting
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  1. the act of dismounting
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Derived Formsdismountable, adjective
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Word Origin and History for dismount


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

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