dismount

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dis- +‎ mount, probably a calque of Old French desmonter.

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dismount (plural dismounts)

  1. (gymnastics) The part of a routine in which the gymnast detaches from an apparatus.
    A stylish routine, let down by a sloppy dismount.

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dismount (third-person singular simple present dismounts, present participle dismounting, simple past and past participle dismounted)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to get off (something)
    She carefully dismounted from the horse.
  2. (computing, transitive) to make a mounted 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.
  3. To come down; to descend.
    • Spenser
      But now the bright sun ginneth to dismount.

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