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[v. dis-mount; n. dis-mount, dis-mount] /v. dɪsˈmaʊnt; n. dɪsˈmaʊnt, ˈdɪsˌmaʊnt/
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.
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
1525-35; probably modeled on Medieval Latin dismontāre or Middle French desmonter. See dis-1, mount1
Related forms
dismountable, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for dismount
Historical Examples
  • Both gentlemen stepped down to the horse block to meet and help her to dismount.

    Her Mother's Secret Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  • When you are free of your cloak, Tony Cross, dismount and let us embrace.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • On entering the town, I was obliged to dismount and proceed on foot.

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

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • She was glad when finally an order was given by Ricker to dismount and the blindfold was removed from their eyes.

    Mason of Bar X Ranch Henry Bennett
  • I was off and by her side in a moment, helping her to dismount.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • When he reached the adventurer, the latter rose, bowed respectfully, and assisted him to dismount.

    Stronghand Gustave Aimard
  • Then Mr. Brown helped her to dismount, and still no Julie was to be seen.

  • He took hold of the prince’s reins, and said: ‘dismount, man-child!

    The Brown Fairy Book Andrew Lang
  • It was the work of a few minutes to dismount the two Brownings from the plane.

    The Solar Magnet Sterner St. Paul Meek
British Dictionary definitions for dismount


to get off a horse, bicycle, etc
(transitive) to disassemble or remove from a mounting
the act of dismounting
Derived Forms
dismountable, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for dismount

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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