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 The roper must then catch up to the calf, lasso it around its neck, dismount the horse and run to the calf. Tess Demeyer, Dallas News, "Everything you need to know about the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo," 2 Dec. 2020 Almost immediately ready to roll from the moment of touchdown, the French soldiers would motor to a suitable position and then dismount to set up the gun on the surplus Browning M1917 tripod. Cory Graff, Popular Mechanics, "Let's Remember When French Paratroopers Once Used Bazooka Vespas in Combat," 30 Nov. 2020 Refusing to dismount midstream, Livote hit up Carvana again to buy a 2019 Ford Fiesta while the unloved Mirage was still parked outside. Jonathon Ramsey, Car and Driver, "Car Buying Stories: Return to Sender," 19 Sep. 2020 There will be lanes to approach and dismount the bikes, so racers maintain safe distances from others, Moran said. Bill Jones, chicagotribune.com, "Lockport park district plans socially distanced, but in-person triathlon," 16 Sep. 2020 Simone Biles debuted two skills at that meet that had never been done in competition before -- a triple-twisting double back tuck on floor and a double-twisting double back tuck dismount off beam -- and seeing her soar in person was incredible. Tess Demeyer, Dallas News, "5 questions with new SportsDay intern Tess DeMeyer: A cheer career cut short, flipping out over Simone Biles and the time she asked an NFL player about candles," 25 Aug. 2020 Upon command, the rancheros dismounted in unison, and Sanchez presented his saber to Capt. Gary Kamiya, SFChronicle.com, "The day the Mexican-American War came to Santa Clara," 7 Feb. 2020 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 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Cristal Isa and Utah head coach Tom Farden react after Isa lands her dismount from the uneven bars, in PAC-12 gymnastics action Utah vs Arizona, at the Huntsman Center onSaturday, Jan. 23, 2021. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah’s goal is to put pressure on their opponents at NCAA Gymnastics Championships," 14 Apr. 2021 WrestleMania 37 needed, at the very least, a strong dismount to restore excitement in a compromised buildup. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, "WWE Raw Results: Winners, News And Notes On April 5, 2021," 5 Apr. 2021 Frazier, a two-time All-American on bars, anchored the rotation and stuck her double-layout dismount. Thuc Nhi Nguyen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "UCLA gymnasts raise a fist in Black Excellence meet dedicated to racial justice," 27 Feb. 2021 There was no such comparison available for her beam dismount, as men don’t compete on beam. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, "Opinion: As Simone Biles pushes limits of gymnastics, gymnastics may push back again," 17 Feb. 2021 Small but well-considered touches like a step on the back of GMD’s ISV, allowing for quick, easy dismount in a combat situation, only increased the soldiers’ confidence in GMD's militarized ZR2. Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, "How Chevy Made the Ultimate Army Troop Transport Out of a ZR2 Pickup," 1 Nov. 2020 But, with a gymnastics skill as dangerous as Patterson’s dismount, a stroboscopic photo was out of the question. Ryan Michalesko, Dallas News, "Memories in focus: Relive memorable sports moments through images from The Dallas Morning News’ visuals team," 30 May 2020 In other gymnastics news, Simone Biles debuted the triple-double dismount, a move that’s never been seen before. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, "These black women are leading the way in business, politics, and economics," 22 June 2020 For the DMN Olympic preview section, writer Cathy Harasta broke down Patterson’s signature balance beam dismount, which would be key to her chances. Ryan Michalesko, Dallas News, "Memories in focus: Relive memorable sports moments through images from The Dallas Morning News’ visuals team," 30 May 2020

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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 13 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of dismount

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


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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