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 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 Cyclists will have to dismount their bikes when crossing, said Paul Berry, spokesman for San Antonio’s Transportation and Capital Improvement’s department. Austin Taylor, ExpressNews.com, "Construction of first land bridge in San Antonio starting this month," 9 Aug. 2019 Neither was the double double—two twists and two somersaults—that Biles did dismounting the balance beam the day before. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "The Biomechanical Perfection of Simone Biles in Flight," 13 Aug. 2019 The move involves two twists and two somersaults while dismounting. Hollie Silverman, CNN, "Simone Biles won her sixth national all-around title and landed a triple double," 12 Aug. 2019 Horseback riders can now activate the flashing beacons for crossing without dismounting. Saja Hindi, The Denver Post, "City of Fort Collins, Larimer County install equestrian crosswalk button for horseback riders," 6 Aug. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The dismount required dexterity, placing skis, one at a time, perpendicular to the fall line while holding the tow bar. Washington Post, "How a 40-year-old skier tamed her terror and learned to take on black diamond runs," 1 Nov. 2019 Back in the ring, Dettori slips quickly off Enable, no flamboyant flying dismount this time. Rob Hodgetts At Longchamp, CNN, "48 hours in Paris among racing's beautiful people," 15 Oct. 2019 There was a bit of controversy around how the dismount would be scored. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Simone Biles Just Had Another Gravity-Defying Move Named After Her," 7 Oct. 2019 On Friday, the 22-year old became the first gymnast to attempt and land a double-double dismount off of a high beam. Hollie Silverman, CNN, "Simone Biles won her sixth national all-around title and landed a triple double," 12 Aug. 2019 Biles tried another novelty later on Friday night, a double-double dismount off the balance beam, and landed it with a slight hop. Danielle Allentuck, New York Times, "Simone Biles Takes Gymnastics to a New Level. Again.," 9 Aug. 2019 As for the double-double-dismount, according to CNN, Biles was the first woman to even attempt the move in competition and nail it successfully. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, "Simone Biles Celebrates Victory at Gymnastics Championships: 'When You Make History … Twice'," 13 Aug. 2019 Competing in Kansas City, Mo., 22-year-old Biles became the first gymnast ever to attempt a double-twisting, double somersault dismount from the balance beam, according to Team USA. Fox News, "Simone Biles makes history with balance beam dismount at US women's gymnastics championship," 12 Aug. 2019 While competing at the 2019 US Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Missouri on Friday, the 22-year-old became the first gymnast to ever attempt and land a double-twisting, double somersault dismount off the balance beam. Paula Rogo, Essence, "Simone Biles Is Now The First Gymnast To Ever Land A Double-Double Dismount," 11 Aug. 2019

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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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18 Nov 2019

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“Dismount.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dismounts. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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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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