demount

verb
de·​mount | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈmau̇nt How to pronounce demount (audio) \
demounted; demounting; demounts

Definition of demount

transitive verb

1 : to remove from a mounted position

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from demount

demountable \ (ˌ)dē-​ˈmau̇n-​tə-​bəl How to pronounce demountable (audio) \ adjective

Examples of demount in a Sentence

soldiers were expected to be able to demount and reassemble their weapons

Recent Examples on the Web

They were torn down and pulverized by angry mobs, as happened in Kiev during the wave of protests in 2013-14, or methodically demounted by local authorities. Washington Post, "100 years after Russian revolution, Lenin statues abound," 5 Nov. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'demount.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of demount

circa 1930, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about demount

Statistics for demount

Last Updated

23 Apr 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for demount

The first known use of demount was circa 1930

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on demount

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with demount

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for demount

Comments on demount

What made you want to look up demount? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to move or proceed with twists and turns

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!