Definitions

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  • adj. Pertaining to a horseman who has gotten off his horse, or to something which has been removed from its usual mounting, as with a statue off its pedestal, a framed picture from a wall, or a chandelier hanging from a ceiling.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of dismount.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The constellation of leg-and-genital wounds are in large part the consequence of stepping on improvised explosive devices - homemade mines - and are known as "dismounted IED injuries."

    Report reveals steep increase in war amputations last fall

  • Looking toward the future, David Williams wondered if the skills he had learned in dismounted drill might not be of some use after all.

    Soldiers of Misfortune

  • IED attacks on so-called dismounted troops jumped nearly 60% this past spring compared with spring 2010, according to Pentagon data.

    Stryker vehicles can protect troops better

  • But so-called dismounted operations come at a risk: Greater chance of harm to the troops.

    Foot patrols in Afghanistan boost IED detection

  • Some of it, what we could call dismounted combat, which some might call hand-to-hand, but that's basically infantry moving through positions on the battlefield.

    CNN Transcript Apr 5, 2003

  • Famous Shoes studied the tracks for a while, and Call dismounted and took a look too.

    Streets of Laredo

  • When Call dismounted and dropped his reins old Bolivar walked over, trembling, a look of disbelief on his face.

    Lonesome Dove

  • On the threshold of this tremendous portal we again dismounted.

    A Thousand Miles Up the Nile

  • One or two distinguished foreign soldiers who have publicly commented upon that campaign have said that what is termed the 'Cavalry spirit' is opposed to the idea of dismounted action.

    Cavalry in Future Wars

  • You looked like such a jackass when you did that track stand at the light, and then again when you pulled up and 'dismounted' by kicking your leg over the handlebars!

    From the Tour to the Torrid: It's Getting Ugly Out There

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