- to remove (a thing) from its mounting or setting
- to cause to dismount, as from a horse
- to take apart; dismantle
verbdis·mount·ed, dis·mount·ing, dis·mounts
- To get down from a horse or other steed.
- To step off or down from: dismounted from the cart; dismounted from the stool.
- Sports To execute a dismount in gymnastics.
- To unseat or throw off, as from a horse.
- To step off or down from: “The kid nearly collapsed after dismounting his bike” ( Davis Phinney )
- To remove from a support, setting, or mounting.
- To disassemble (a mechanism, for example).
- The act or manner of dismounting, especially from a horse.
- Sports A move in gymnastics whereby the gymnast gets off an apparatus or completes a floor exercise, typically landing on both feet.
Origin of dismountProbably alteration of obsolete French desmonter to unseat des- dis- monter to mount ; see mount1.
- (gymnastics) The part of a routine in which the gymnast detaches from an apparatus.
- A stylish routine, let down by a sloppy dismount.
(third-person singular simple present dismounts, present participle dismounting, simple past and past participle dismounted)
- (intransitive) to get off (something)
- She carefully dismounted from the horse.
- (computing) to make a hard 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.
- To come down; to descend.
- (to get off of) get on
- (computing) mount
dis- + mount, probably a calque of Old French desmonter.