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



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 Once the eight seconds is reached, the rider looks for a safe opportunity to dismount, and the ride can be judged. Brett Williams, Men's Health, 19 May 2022 Long ago, French soldiers would mettre un pied à terre—that is, dismount their steeds at the end of the day and spend the night in transient housing. Kristin Tablang, House Beautiful, 20 Apr. 2022 Police believe Gulledge may have disregarded a stop sign and warnings for cyclists to dismount and walk their bikes across the road. Scott Huddleston, San Antonio Express-News, 10 Apr. 2022 Then the Olympic silver medalist stuck her bars dismount. Los Angeles Times, 31 Mar. 2022 Then, around noon, race officials reported that tacks and oil had been placed on a section of the cycling route, requiring approximately 30 cyclists to dismount and fix their flat tires while crews cleaned it up. Reid Singer, Outside Online, 29 Sep. 2014 The event is comparable to men’s tie-down roping, except the cowgirls are not required to dismount and tie the calf. John Whisler, San Antonio Express-News, 27 Feb. 2022 Racers also find obstacles along the course, such as barriers or stairs, which force riders to dismount and shoulder their bikes while running. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 20 Oct. 2021 Despite subtle tweaks in an effort to make the course safer, riders bunched together were still forced to dismount at the first rocky uphill. Dave Skretta, Star Tribune, 27 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Malabuyo’s routine would be enough after the freshman stuck her dismount. Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2022 The video shows the hooded man dismount from the bicycle and running after the woman, chasing her down the sidewalk and into the middle of the street. Fox News, 7 Oct. 2021 James tells Elsa to keep riding as he, Shea, and Thomas dismount with rifles and begin picking off the hand-gun-wielding bandits. Josh St. Clair, Men's Health, 6 Feb. 2022 That means in terms of absolute difficulty, doing the easier dismount cost Biles only two-tenths. New York Times, 3 Aug. 2021 Chiles, like her teammates, had a rough debut in Tokyo, falling to her hands and knees after her dismount from the beam -- a costly error. Amy Bass, CNN, 27 July 2021 People close to Biles said that she is expected to modify her dismount, which usually relies on twisting. Louise Radnofsky, WSJ, 2 Aug. 2021 Biles posted videos to Instagram on Friday showing trying to train a double-twisting, double-flipping dismount. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, 30 July 2021 Feeding off the energy inside an electric Dome at America’s Center, Skinner finished in the top five in three events, imploring the crowd to roar at the end of every dismount. BostonGlobe.com, 26 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of dismount


1566, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1


1654, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dismount


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

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“Dismount.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dismount. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for dismount


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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