• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Montant (Arch) An upright piece in any framework; a mullion or muntin; a stile.
    • Montant (Fencing) An upward thrust or blow.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • montant Rising; specifically, in her..
    • montant increasing, or in her increment (applied to the moon), or
    • montant placed in pale and with the head or point uppermost (same as haurient in the case of a fish).
    • n montant In fencing, apparently a blow from below upward, but the sense is uncertain.
    • n montant In joinery, the intermediate vertical part of a piece of framing which is tenoned with the rails. See cut under door.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Montant mont′ant rising:
    • n Montant an upright rail or stile, as in a door, &c.:
    • adj Montant mont′ant (her.) increasing
    • n Montant (Shak.) a contraction of montanto, a term in fencing, apparently for an upward blow: a two-handed sword
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F.,prop., mounting, fr. monter, to mount, fr. L. mons, montis, mountain. See Mount


In literature:

A man's breeches are his kicks or trucks (montante, a word that need not be explained).
"Scenes from a Courtesan's Life" by Honore de Balzac
Patrick, vendez tout cc qui n'est pas or et apportez-m'en le montant.
"The Countess Cathleen" by William Butler Yeats
Ces rocailles sont debris de roches feuilletees, semblables a celles que l'on rencontre en montant du Prieure a Plianpra.
"Theory of the Earth, Volume 2 (of 4)" by James Hutton
MONTANT, LOUIS B., 449, 450.
"The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876" by J. F. Loubat
Le montant de ces versements est determine par l'arret de la Cour.
"International Law. A Treatise. Volume II (of 2)" by Lassa Francis Oppenheim
Montant de porte Door pillar.
"English-French and French-English dictionary of the motor car, cycle, and boat" by Frederick Lucas