Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Able to be removed from its mount; designed to be dismantled; detachable; portable.
  • adj. (dated) Designed to be removed from the read mechanism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Capable of being dismounted; -- said of a form of rim, for an automobile wheel, which can be removed with its tire from the wheel.

Etymologies

demount +‎ -able (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The chief drawback was that a wide range of infill products, such as demountable walls and relocatable plumbing systems, were simply not available on the market.

    Living Smaller

  • On the term "conference demountable unit", used to describe a portable incident room, she said: "As far as I can tell, management jargon is taking over organisations and perfectly sensible, straightforward titles are being changed.

    The Guardian World News

  • "demountable," explaining that after the war boom these houses can be taken down and moved away.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • Without subsidy, large-scale work needs large-scale audiences: Not long ago, the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester used to tour their work using a demountable version of their main house.

    Best bits: on the road – exploring new models of touring

  • Galerie Patrick Seguin will present live daily, the setting up and taking down of a Jean Prouvé six-square-meter demountable bungalow, created in 1944 for war victims in Lorraine.

    Maturing Gracefully

  • Her state-of-the-art technology included a seaplane which could be dismantled and hidden below decks, along with a demountable fake funnel and telescopic masts to change her profile — an artful disguise in an era when identifying a ship was still a matter of staring through binoculars at a distant silhouette.

    The Wolf That Ravaged the Pacific

  • While the designs feature demountable upper seating tiers to reduce capacity post-World Cup, one would expect they are still destined to become white elephants.

    Todd Reisz and Rory Hyde: Qatar's Bid for World Cup 2022: To Build a Nation or a Region?

  • The congregation filed out of the demountable and gathered around the front entrance: black, brown and white all mixed together.

    Let The Dead Lie

  • ZION GOSPEL HALL was a gray demountable building squeezed between a scrapyard and an abandoned shop with chicken wire over the windows.

    Let The Dead Lie

  • This is a demountable meeting and performance space that was inspired by Ottoman tents and hats.

    Pecha Kucha Night at the Southbank Centre « One Size Fits One

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  • Just copying the definition from the book, but I get your point.

    October 5, 2008

  • Not necessarily a school building, though often so.

    October 5, 2008

  • A school building that can be removed from its foundations and moved somewhere else.

    October 5, 2008