mounter

mounter

[moun-ter]
noun
a person or thing that mounts.

Origin:
1600–10; mount1 + -er1

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mount1 (maʊnt)
 
vb (often foll by up)
1.  to go up (a hill, stairs, etc); climb
2.  to get up on (a horse, a platform, etc)
3.  io increase; accumulate: excitement mounted
4.  (tr) to fix onto a backing, setting, or support: to mount a photograph; to mount a slide
5.  (tr) to provide with a horse for riding, or to place on a horse
6.  (of male animals) to climb onto (a female animal) for copulation
7.  (tr) to prepare (a play, musical comedy, etc) for production
8.  (tr) to plan and organize (a compaign, an exhibition, etc)
9.  (tr) military to prepare or launch (an operation): the Allies mounted an offensive
10.  (tr) to prepare (a skeleton, dead animal, etc) for exhibition as a specimen
11.  (tr) to place or carry (weapons) in such a position that they can be fired
12.  mount guard See guard
 
n
13.  a backing, setting, or support onto which something is fixed
14.  the act or manner of mounting
15.  a horse for riding
16.  a slide used in microscopy
17.  philately
 a.  a small transparent pocket in an album for a postage stamp
 b.  another word for hinge
 
[C16: from Old French munter, from Vulgar Latin montāre (unattested) from Latin monsmount²]
 
'mountable1
 
adj
 
'mounter1
 
n

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