de·​mount | \(ˌ)dē-ˈmau̇nt \

Definition of demount 

transitive verb

1 : to remove from a mounted position

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Other Words from demount

demountable \-​tə-​bəl \ adjective

Examples of demount in a Sentence

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

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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

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First Known Use of demount

circa 1930, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of demount was circa 1930

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the figure or shape of a crescent moon

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