dismountable, adj.
v. /dis mownt"/; n. /dis mownt", dis"mownt'/, v.i.
1. to get off or alight from a horse, bicycle, etc.
2. to bring or throw down, as from a horse; unhorse; throw: The horse twisted and bucked and finally dismounted its rider.
3. to remove (a thing) from its mounting, support, setting, etc.: to dismount a picture.
4. to take (a mechanism) to pieces.
5. an act or process of dismounting.
6. Gymnastics. a move by which a gymnast gets off an apparatus or finishes a floor exercise, usually landing upright on the feet.
[1525-35; prob. modeled on ML dismontare or MF desmonter. See DIS-1, MOUNT1]

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