Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An upward cut with a blade
  • n. An upright piece in any framework, such as a muntin or stile
  • n. The first scent of a cognac

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An upward thrust or blow.
  • n. An upright piece in any framework; a mullion or muntin; a stile.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Rising; specifically, in her..
  • increasing, or in her increment (applied to the moon), or
  • placed in pale and with the head or point uppermost (same as haurient in the case of a fish).
  • n. In fencing, apparently a blow from below upward, but the sense is uncertain.
  • n. In joinery, the intermediate vertical part of a piece of framing which is tenoned with the rails. See cut under door.

Etymologies

From Italian montante (Wiktionary)
From French montant (Wiktionary)

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