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dis•mount



Pronunciation: (
v.dis-mount';
n.dis-mount', dis'mount"),
[key]
v.i.
to get off or alight from a horse, bicycle, etc.

v.t.
1. to bring or throw down, as from a horse; unhorse; throw: The horse twisted and bucked and finally dismounted its rider.
2. to remove (a thing) from its mounting, support, setting, etc.: to dismount a picture.
3. to take (a mechanism) to pieces.

n.
1. an act or process of dismounting.
2. Gymnastics.a move by which a gymnast gets off an apparatus or finishes a floor exercise, usually landing upright on the feet.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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