Definition of demountable in US English:

demountable

Pronunciation /dēˈmoun(t)əb(ə)l//dəˈmoun(t)əb(ə)l/

adjective

  • Able to be dismantled or removed from its setting and readily reassembled or repositioned.

    ‘in the spare bedroom I had a demountable workbench’
    • ‘And, when you are finished with that, fix up the hospitals and stop educating kids in demountable classrooms.’
    • ‘The steel-framed hall, which has a vinyl skin, can be divided into thirds by demountable rebound boards.’
    • ‘Now mostly recycled as fence posts, the hollow demountable poles were used originally to erect telegraphic wires across the Central Australian Desert during the 2nd World War.’
    • ‘But while their efforts saved the main clubhouse from serious damage the contents of the demountable building were completely destroyed.’
    • ‘Once it is detached and demountable, it can be taken away.’
    • ‘The community office, a demountable building in Shaw Road, was put up recently to provide a venue for a wide range of community activities.’
    • ‘The demountable buildings have a 25-year life expectancy.’
    • ‘Utes, trucks, forklifts, cranes, sea containers, demountable site buildings, various tools, office furniture, computers and building stock were among the items up for sale.’
    • ‘She says it's taken years to save $30,000 for the canteen, a demountable structure meant to be the forerunner for a bigger building including change rooms.’
    • ‘Sea containers, demountable site building, various tools, office furniture, computers and building stock will also go under the hammer.’
    • ‘It was one of those demountable school buildings and it looked like it must have been least 50 years old.’
    • ‘Flood protection proposals had now been drawn up, involving a 1.78 metre demountable flood barrier, partly under the steps leading down from the bridge to the river.’
    • ‘A possible solution is to use demountable defences which can be put into place when there is a risk of flooding and then taken down when the river has subsided.’
    • ‘The building, much of which has been bolted together, is demountable and could be reconstructed elsewhere.’
    • ‘Similarly, paying a premium for demountable walls but then allowing electricians to install conventional wiring inside them compromises the flexibility that was so highly sought and paid for.’
    • ‘The tiny new centre, a demountable containing a kitchen and an office, and an outdoor area with tables and chairs, is tucked between the martial arts shed and the back fence at the Youth Centre.’
    • ‘In the latest incident, Mrs Green came back from the half-term holiday to find six windows in the demountable classrooms and nursery smashed.’
    • ‘Organisers want to break fundraising records to help the school replace its old demountable classrooms and support a £200,000 church appeal.’
    • ‘Moveable seating risers, a demountable perimeter balcony, trapped stage floor, and an array of lighting catwalks provide a highly flexible space for innovative theater.’
    • ‘Right and left demountable units were interchangeable, the entire unit being designed to afford the operator the greatest advance made up to that point in maintenance economy and interchangeability.’

Pronunciation

demountable

/dēˈmoun(t)əb(ə)l//dəˈmoun(t)əb(ə)l/