Definition of dismount in English:



  • 1no object Get off a horse, bicycle, or anything that one is riding.

    ‘he rode over and dismounted’
    • ‘As he dismounted the carriage, Brecht surveyed the grounds.’
    • ‘He dismounted and led his horse a few steps closer.’
    • ‘We pulled up to our first stop and dismounted our vehicles.’
    • ‘We all reined in our horses, and Rowen dismounted.’
    • ‘We dismounted the truck and headed into the door.’
    • ‘He had trouble dismounting, putting the horse and equipment away, and then driving home.’
    • ‘We cover mounting and dismounting and controlling the horse using the reins.’
    • ‘Both riders reined in their horses and dismounted.’
    • ‘‘She did, but I left her back in Cedars Crossing,’ he replied dismounting from his horse and speaking in a low tone.’
    • ‘The plane landed and we began to dismount the plane.’
    • ‘He dismounts the bike and it extrudes its kickstand.’
    • ‘As Hecksel pulls in behind it, he dismounts the patrol car and again draws.’
    • ‘He quoted a recent incident in which a person who used an elbow crutch was hurt while dismounting a bus and now had to use two crutches.’
    • ‘Jas immediately caught his horse, and Katie dismounted quickly.’
    • ‘If this is happens to you, dismount your bike and walk through the area to avoid the risk of falls.’
    • ‘His team leader and his driver dismounted the vehicle and got on the opposite side of the vehicle, which was Mike's side of the vehicle.’
    • ‘The stable was finally within only a few yards and he reluctantly slowed his horse in preparation for dismounting.’
    • ‘I most certainly do not need help dismounting from a horse.’
    • ‘After reaching the bank, Weatherford dismounted, checked his horse for injuries and rode away, unharmed.’
    • ‘We paused next to a clump of cactus, dismounted the camels, waited in vain for the small children.’
    alight, get off, get down
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    1. 1.1with object Cause to fall off a horse, bicycle, etc.
      ‘his escort had dismounted a trooper’
      • ‘Along the way, as you know, we've had a lot of rain here over those days, a number of the trucks got stuck in quagmires because they were going off road to get there, had to dismount some soldiers.’
      • ‘A barbarian on cavalry tried to stab him with a spear but with no avail, Stephanus grabbed the spear dismounting the rider.’
      • ‘Cody, too, is dismounted; his horse, having stumbled in a hole, is shown rearing, perhaps owing to the rattle of gunfire.’
      • ‘Using dismounts requires little more than stopping short of restrictive terrain or a templated enemy location, dropping the ramp, and dismounting your scouts.’
      • ‘Also, so many troops have been dismounted and sent on daily patrols that they had to do something.’
      • ‘The first team to dismount one of the opposing team's penguins with a jousting lance is declared the winner.’
      unseat, dislodge, throw, spill, upset, unhorse
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  • 2with object Remove (something) from its support.

    ‘we have to dismount the pump’
    • ‘The VA does not hinder the radio from being dismounted and operated ‘jerk and run’ style as a handheld radio.’
    • ‘Doors and windows can be repositioned as required and the entire unit can be dismounted and moved to another site.’
    • ‘Scouts are able to dismount all of the surveillance equipment from the vehicle for use in an observation post or for training.’
    • ‘The LRAS3 also has the capability of being dismounted on a tripod and powered by batteries.’
    • ‘Staking it into place lakes only a moment and will also prevent inadvertent loss of the link and pin while the barrel is dismounted from the gun.’
    • ‘The interviews revealed only one incident when the crew dismounted the system.’
    • ‘Shut down equipment, turn off the engine, remove key and wait for moving parts to stop before dismounting equipment.’
    • ‘These bags have to be either full or empty when hauled and cannot be easily dismounted and recovered.’
    • ‘Mounting and dismounting a bulky snow blade is difficult at best.’
    • ‘The missile and sights can be dismounted and used with the tripod if necessary.’
    • ‘These are small but necessary details required when dismounting these weapons systems.’
    • ‘Because the unit sits within the wheel hub, there is no chance of damaging it when mounting or dismounting a tire, a potential problem with wheel-mounted tire pressure monitoring units.’
    • ‘To truly learn the value of a sword, it must be dismounted and the nakago or tang inspected.’
    1. 2.1Computing Make (a disk or disk drive) unavailable for use.
      ‘the device should now be dismounted and unloaded’
      • ‘For example, you may want to dismount but not delete a disk service before you back it up.’
      • ‘The operator tried to dismount the unix hard drive with the DISMOUNT command.’
      • ‘Chkdsk requires that you reboot your computer so that the hard drive can be dismounted from the operating system.’


  • A move in which a gymnast jumps off an apparatus or completes a floor exercise.

    ‘on the uneven bars the women go for ever more complex dismounts’
    • ‘Hamm, 19, fell off on a layout Tkatchev and took a scary fall on his dismount, when his grip slipped off the bar.’
    • ‘Because today's cheerleading is very high-impact, it can result in injuries from falls, dismounts and weight-bearing stunts.’
    • ‘Gill peeled off on his bail to the dismount and landed heavily on his side.’
    • ‘Less common mechanisms are advanced floor tumbling routines, performing on a wet surface, and the dismount.’
    • ‘The suspended person is not allowed to be inverted (head below horizontal) or to rotate on the dismount.’
    • ‘He demanded that Adriana perform a dismount that she'd seldom been able to complete, and when she stumbled, he exploded.’
    • ‘She pretty much nailed everything yesterday, including the dismount.’
    • ‘But a big step after the dismount was to spoil his chances and that of Russia's.’
    • ‘He might have been as high as fourth, but on his last move, the dismount from the horizontal bar, he fell and lost half a point.’
    • ‘On uneven bars, first up Ziganshina could only score 8.20, after a mistake on the low bar and a fall on her dismount.’


Mid 16th century: from dis- + mount, probably on the pattern of Old French desmonter, medieval Latin dismontare.