dismount

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dɪsˈmaʊnt/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aʊnt

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

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To (cause to) get off (something).
    She carefully dismounted from the horse.
    She carefully dismounted the horse.
  2. (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.
  3. (intransitive) To come down; to descend.
    • (Can we date this quote by Edmund Spenser and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      But now the bright sun ginneth to dismount.
  4. (military, transitive) To throw (cannon) off their carriages.

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Noun[edit]

dismount (plural dismounts)

  1. (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.

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