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dismount

[v. dis-mount; n. dis-mount, dis-mount] /v. dɪsˈmaʊnt; n. dɪsˈmaʊnt, ˈdɪsˌmaʊnt/
verb (used without object)
1.
to get off or alight from a horse, bicycle, etc.
verb (used with object)
2.
to bring or throw down, as from a horse; unhorse; throw:
The horse twisted and bucked and finally dismounted its rider.
3.
to remove (a thing) from its mounting, support, setting, etc.:
to dismount a picture.
4.
to take (a mechanism) to pieces.
noun
5.
an act or process of dismounting.
6.
Gymnastics. a move by which a gymnast gets off an apparatus or finishes a floor exercise, usually landing upright on the feet.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; probably modeled on Medieval Latin dismontāre or Middle French desmonter. See dis-1, mount1
Related forms
dismountable, adjective
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Examples from the web for dismount
  • Performs in shop or field repair, dismount and mount automotive, truck and heavy equipment and tires.
  • Click on the drive letter you mounted the volume with and click dismount.
  • Bikers are required to dismount and walk their bikes in the area of the waterfalls.
  • Rides allow you to dismount and explore for part of the ride in places where the horses can't go.
  • dismount immediately if there is thunder and lightning and find shelter below the tree line and away from high, rocky areas.
  • Travel is permitted when necessary for persons to dismount.
  • Bicyclists may also dismount and walk in the crosswalks of the two intersecting roads.
  • dismount immediately if lightning and thunderstorms seem imminent.
  • Bicyclists must dismount and walk their bicycles to the waiting area and onto the boat.
  • Riders must dismount and walk their horses across aqueducts.
British Dictionary definitions for dismount

dismount

/dɪsˈmaʊnt/
verb
1.
to get off a horse, bicycle, etc
2.
(transitive) to disassemble or remove from a mounting
noun
3.
the act of dismounting
Derived Forms
dismountable, adjective
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Word Origin and History for dismount
v.

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

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