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Etymology edit

dis- +‎ mount, probably a calque of Old French desmonter.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /dɪsˈmaʊnt/
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  • Rhymes: -aʊnt

Verb edit

dismount (third-person singular simple present dismounts, present participle dismounting, simple past and past participle dismounted)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To (cause to) get off (something).
    She carefully dismounted from the horse.
    She carefully dismounted the horse.
    • 2012 July 15, Richard Williams, Tour de France 2012: Carpet tacks cannot force Bradley Wiggins off track[1], Guardian Unlimited:
      Cadel Evans was the first to suffer, quickly dismounting and waiting to take a bike from one of his BMC Racing team-mates, only to discover that the first of them had also punctured.
  2. (computing, transitive, intransitive) To make (a mounted drive) unavailable for use.
    The VMS operator tried to dismount the Unix hard drive with the DISMOUNT DISK$NFSMOUNT command, instead of umount /mnt/nfshome.
    • 1995, Rick Sant'Angelo, NetWare unleashed, page 1130:
      PROBLEM: A volume periodically dismounts. There are two drives with one volume on each. From time to time, the second volume dismounts and the drive shuts down.
  3. (intransitive) To come down; to descend.
  4. (military, transitive) To throw (cannon) off their carriages.

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Noun edit

dismount (plural dismounts)

  1. The act of stepping down from something being ridden, such as a skateboard.
    Nice dismount!
  2. (gymnastics) The part of a routine in which the gymnast detaches from an apparatus.
    It was a stylish routine, let down by a sloppy dismount.

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