Meaning of dismount

dis•mount

Pronunciation: (v.dis-mount'n.dis-mount', dis'mount&sec), [key]
— v.i.
  1. 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. 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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