dismount

verb
dis·​mount | \ (ˌ)dis-ˈmau̇nt How to pronounce dismount (audio) \
dismounted; dismounting; dismounts

Definition of dismount

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

dismount

noun

Definition of dismount (Entry 2 of 2)

: the act of dismounting

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Synonyms & Antonyms for dismount

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of dismount in a Sentence

Verb The cyclist dismounted and walked her bike across the street. The gymnast dismounted from the parallel bars.
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Previous armored personnel carriers, including such types as the World War II half track to the Vietnam War-era M113, carried ground troops to the edge of the battle zone and then dismounted them, forcing them to fight on foot. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Army Keeps Trying—and Failing—To Replace the M2 Bradley," 23 Jan. 2020 Whitaker's colleague Patrick McCann also won Picture of the Year at the Horserace Writers' & Photographers' Association Derby Awards, for his photograph of a jockey being dismounted by his horse. Ben Church, CNN, "Stunning images from horse racing's photographer of the year," 5 Dec. 2019 Within minutes, the riot police arrived on motorbikes in a two-line formation, dismounted, and marched into the plaza throwing stun grenades and dispersing tear gas and pepper spray. Alice Driver, Longreads, "My Spoon, Your Bullet," 18 Dec. 2019 The men dismounted their bike and approached Afghan soldiers who were at the front of a mixed U.S. Afghan patrol. NBC News, "Trump dismisses murder charge against Green Beret, pardons Army officer," 15 Nov. 2019 For the first move, the star gymnast dismounted the balance beam by doing a double twist into a double backflip — also known as a double-double. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Simone Biles to have two more signature moves named after her," 7 Oct. 2019 To minimize the chance of being swooped, the NPWS recommends avoiding magpie nesting areas, remaining calm, dismounting bicycles or horses, and to never harass the birds. Ashley Boucher, PEOPLE.com, "Cyclist Dies After Crashing Into a Fence While Trying to Avoid a Swooping Bird's Attack," 16 Sep. 2019 Mobility advocate Jonathan Fertig said on Twitter this week that a police officer asked him to dismount his bicycle near the stadium, and that the officer blamed the change on a scooter crash. Andrew Kenney, The Denver Post, "Colorado Rockies ban scooter riding near Coors Field during games amid heavier traffic, face-first crash," 18 July 2019 After schooling his award-winning Irish chestnut gelding, Mr. Babington dismounted in a tent set aside for top riders and handed him off to a groom. New York Times, "Where to Show Off Your $5 Million Horse," 31 Aug. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun On a loop in my mind: Simone Biles successfully lands a triple-double on the floor and a double-double dismount from the beam. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, "Seven Turning Points from the Year in Sports," 18 Dec. 2019 Which is well deserved, after making history at the world championships by successfully landing the triple-double during her floor routine and then the double-double dismount on the balance beam. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, "Simone Biles Says 'I Wanna Spend the Rest of My Sunsets with' Boyfriend Stacey Ervin Jr.," 5 Dec. 2019 That dismount is a sore point for Biles, who introduced the double-double to competition this season and had the skill officially named after her at the worlds — there are four Biles skills now. James Ellingworth, Anchorage Daily News, "Simone Biles sets all-time medal record at gymnastics worlds," 14 Oct. 2019 That dismount is a sore point for Biles, who introduced the double-double to competition this season and had the skill officially named after her at the worlds — there are four Biles skills now. BostonGlobe.com, "STUTTGART, Germany — Everyone counts Simone Biles’s medals except Simone Biles.," 14 Oct. 2019 Simone Biles landed that insane double-double dismount and deservedly became the most decorated gymnast in the world. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "Hitchhiking dogs, a celebrity Secret Santa and holidays in space," 28 Dec. 2019 Simone Biles — the five-time Olympic medalist who's described as the greatest gymnast of her generation — made history on Friday with a spectacular beam dismount at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships. Fox News, "Simone Biles makes history with balance beam dismount at US women's gymnastics championship," 12 Aug. 2019 That dismount is a sore point for Biles, who introduced the double-double to competition this season and had the skill officially named after her at the worlds — there are four Biles skills now. James Ellingworth, Anchorage Daily News, "Simone Biles sets all-time medal record at gymnastics worlds," 14 Oct. 2019 The teen who was swinging dismounts, and the woman walks over in her blue-and-white running shorts and quarter-sleeved shirt, and pounds her palms on the large orange swing, stopping its momentum. Lateshia Beachum, Washington Post, "‘Swing Set Susan’ charged with impersonating a police officer," 25 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of dismount

Verb

1566, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

1654, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dismount

Verb

probably modification of Middle French desmonter, from des- dis- + monter to mount

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The first known use of dismount was in 1566

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11 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Dismount.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dismount. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for dismount

dismount

verb
How to pronounce dismount (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of dismount

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

dismount

verb
dis·​mount | \ dis-ˈmau̇nt How to pronounce dismount (audio) \
dismounted; dismounting

Kids Definition of dismount

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

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