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- (transitive, intransitive) To (cause to) get off (something).
- She carefully dismounted from the horse.
- She carefully dismounted the horse.
- 2012 July 15, Richard Williams, Tour de France 2012: Carpet tacks cannot force Bradley Wiggins off track, Guardian Unlimited:
- Cadel Evans was the first to suffer, quickly dismounting and waiting to take a bike from one of his BMC Racing team-mates, only to discover that the first of them had also punctured.
- (computing, transitive, intransitive) 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.
- 1995, Rick Sant'Angelo, NetWare unleashed, page 1130:
- PROBLEM: A volume periodically dismounts. There are two drives with one volume on each. From time to time, the second volume dismounts and the drive shuts down.
- (intransitive) To come down; to descend.
- 1579, Immeritô [pseudonym; Edmund Spenser], “May. Aegloga Quinta.”, in The Shepheardes Calender: […], London: […] Hugh Singleton, […], →OCLC; republished as The Shepheardes Calender […], London: […] Iohn Wolfe for Iohn Harrison the yonger, […], 1586, →OCLC:
- But now the bright sun ginneth to dismount.
- (military, transitive) To throw (cannon) off their carriages.
to get off
to remove (something) from its support
to come down; to descend
dismount (plural dismounts)
- The act of stepping down from something being ridden, such as a skateboard.
- Nice dismount!
- (gymnastics) The part of a routine in which the gymnast detaches from an apparatus.
- It was a stylish routine, let down by a sloppy dismount.