Dis*mount" (?), v. i. [imp. &
p. p. Dismounted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Dismounting.] [Pref. dis- + mount: cf. OF.
desmonter, F. démonter.] 1.
To come down; to descend. [Poetic]
But now the bright sun ginneth to
2. To alight from a horse; to descend or get
off, as a rider from his beast; as, the troops
Dis*mount", v. t. 1.
To throw or bring down from an elevation, place of honor and
authority, or the like.
Dismounted from his authority.
2. To throw or remove from a horse; to
unhorse; as, the soldier dismounted his adversary.
3. (Mech.) To take down, or apart, as
4. To throw or remove from the carriage, or
from that on which a thing is mounted; to break the carriage or
wheels of, and render useless; to deprive of equipments or mountings;
-- said esp. of artillery.