dismount


1dis·mount

verb \(ˌ)dis-ˈmant\

: to get down from something (such as a horse or bicycle)

Full Definition of DISMOUNT

transitive verb
1
:  to throw down or remove from a mount or an elevated position; especially :  unhorse
intransitive verb
1
obsolete :  descend
2
:  to alight from an elevated position (as on a horse); also :  to get out of an enclosed craft or vehicle

Examples of DISMOUNT

  1. The cyclist dismounted and walked her bike across the street.
  2. The gymnast dismounted from the parallel bars.

Origin of DISMOUNT

probably modification of Middle French desmonter, from des- dis- + monter to mount
First Known Use: 1566

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2dismount

noun

Definition of DISMOUNT

:  the act of dismounting

First Known Use of DISMOUNT

1654

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