dismount

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dismount alight from (a horse)
    • n dismount the act of dismounting (a horse or bike etc.)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dismount To alight from a horse; to descend or get off, as a rider from his beast; as, the troops dismounted .
    • Dismount To come down; to descend. "But now the bright sun ginneth to dismount ."
    • Dismount (Mech) To take down, or apart, as a machine.
    • Dismount To throw or bring down from an elevation, place of honor and authority, or the like. "Dismounted from his authority."
    • Dismount To throw or remove from a horse; to unhorse; as, the soldier dismounted his adversary.
    • Dismount To throw or remove from the carriage, or from that on which a thing is mounted; to break the carriage or wheels of, and render useless; to deprive of equipments or mountings; -- said esp. of artillery.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dismount To descend from a height; come or go down.
    • dismount To get off from a horse or other ridden animal; descend or alight, as a rider from the saddle: as, the officer ordered his troops to dismount.
    • dismount To throw or bring down from an elevation, or from a place or post of authority.
    • dismount To throw or bring down from a horse; unhorse: as, the soldier dismounted his adversary.
    • dismount To remove or throw down, as cannon or other artillery from their carriages, or from a parapet or intrenchment; destroy the mountings of, so as to render useless.
    • dismount To remove from a frame, setting, or other mounting: as, to dismount a picture or a jewel.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Dismount dis-mownt′ to come down: to come off a horse
    • v.t Dismount to throw or bring down from any elevated place: to throw off their carriages, as cannon: to unhorse
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Quotations

  • Winston Churchill
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    “Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. dis-, + mount,: cf. OF. desmonter, F. démonter,

Usage

In literature:

As she drew up and dismounted with her armful of flowers, Alan McKinstra stepped from the store to the porch and came forward to assist her.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
The Indians had grouped; several had dismounted, peering closely at our trail, reading it, timing it, accurately estimating it.
"Desert Dust" by Edwin L. Sabin
The men had dismounted.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
Arrived outside, we were dismounted and marched into it, and drawn up in line facing the flagstaff on the fort wall.
"A Yeoman's Letters" by P. T. Ross
She heard him dismount before the door, give the horse to the sleepy Barala ostler, and let himself into the bar.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
The travellers all dismounted.
"Wood Rangers" by Mayne Reid
Dismounting, I took it up.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
We were, of course, not sorry to dismount, which we did at the largest native house.
"Scenes in the Hawaiian Islands and California" by Mary Evarts Anderson
When first heard, they must have been close to the wood, on reaching which they undoubtedly dismounted and advanced on foot.
"The Young Ranchers" by Edward S. Ellis
Coming up with the mare, Sam found Sandy dismounted, waiting for him.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
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In poetry:

Her sister and their sturdy guide
Dismounted and drew nigh,
The elder daughter stood aside--
Her tears fell silently.
"The Feud: A Border Ballad" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
“Methinks thou art a fair young swain,
And well thy horse canst ride;
Dismount thee, straight, and gird up thy steed;
I am willing for thee to bide.”
"The Tournament (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
PLATE IV
Gaudia certaminis
He came to the spot where his foe had agreed
To meet him in Yarrow's dark glade,
And there he drew rein and dismounted his steed,
And fastened him under the shade.
"The Feud: A Border Ballad" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
Then the master dismounted near a cool shady wood,
And tied his horse to a tree while in an angry mood;
Then he took from the saddle his heavy bags of gold,
And laid them beside Fido, and to watch them she was told.
"The Faithful Dog Fido" by William Topaz McGonagall
Nothing hath got so farre,
But Man hath caught and kept it, as his prey.
His eyes dismount the highest starre:
He is in little all the sphere.
Herbs gladly cure our flesh, because that they
Find their acquaintance there.
"Man" by George Herbert
Next minute the dragoons were in front of the cottage door,
When one of them dismounted, and loudly did roar,
"Is there any rebels, old woman, skulking hereabouts?"
"Oh, no, Sir, no! believe my word without any doubts."
"The Nithsdale Widow and Her Son" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Raytheon Awarded Dismount Detection Radar for Air Force.
Colleen Mulcahy performs her dismount from the uneven bars during a competition against the University of Denver Friday evening at Hearnes Center.
With this command-line tool, mounting and dismounting a Microsoft Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) image is easy.
If you want to save any changes you've made to the VHD before dismounting , follow the syntax.
If you don't want to save any changes you've made to the VHD before dismounting , use this syntax instead.
DARPA seeks networking camera for dismounted soldier.
The Pentagon's high-tech research arm is seeking proposals on how to successfully develop small multi-band, helmet-mounted and clip-on cameras that would be used by dismounted soldiers.
The Dismounted Soldier Training System uses helmet-mounted screens that show soldiers what they could face on combat patrols in various settings.
Empowering dismounted squads and the effort to get them in the Army's existing communications network were big themes at the 2011 MCoE Laboratory Day.
Jacoby was warming up on Friday at Roach Gymnastics in Sumner and practicing a dismount she's landed countless times.
The TM20165 has a reach of more than 24 feet, allowing it, says Stellar, to mount and dismount both outside and inside dual tires without repositioning the truck.
With Cyclocross on the other hand, dismounting and dodging obstacles is par for the course.
For dismounted Soldiers patrolling Afghanistan roads, improvised explosive devices can be even more devastating than for those in armored vehicles, but a new line of protection may help.
Gen Williams P Sanders, using dismounted cavalry to hold off the confederate advance from the west was fatally wounded on this ridge, Nov 18, 1863, dying the next day.
His routine might be a little sloppy, but his dismount deserves a perfect 10.
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In science:

High accuracy, conventionally available in PCB manufacturing, should allow the precise positioning of the EC, so that the design characteristics can be kept without any interference during assembly and dismounting operation.
Design of a Base-Board for arrays of closely-packed Multi-Anode Photo-Multipliers
This allows us to mount and dismount individual detector strings from the top.
The Majorana Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiment
The caps can be dismounted in two steps if necessary, one for inspection and servicing, and a second for cabling replacement, ensuring in both cases that water-tightness can be recovered.
BATATA: A device to characterize the punch-through observed in underground muon detectors and to operate as a prototype for AMIGA
One has to distinguish between mounting/dismounting of the full set of 84 mirror facets and mounting/dismounting of single mirrors or a small fraction of the full set whereas the main fraction of facets remains mounted.
Status of the CTA medium size telescope prototype
After completion of the Kamiokande experiment, the detector was dismounted, the cavern enlarged and a new liquid scintillator experiment, KamLAND, with 1 kton target mass constructed.
Astrophysical Neutrino Telescopes
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