Mount

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Mount can mean:

  • a horse or other animal or bird intended for riding; for example, a horse, camel, elephant, or Garuda
  • an attachment point for equipment to vehicles, usually made to enable the object mounted there to be moved in relation to the vehicle, but still remain affixed. Notable uses of mounts are for weapons, cameras and telescopes, where the mount instead of the operator supports the weight of the equipment. See also turret, hard point and pintel.
  • a position in grappling, where one person sits on the chest of another. This is a favourable position to the uppermost combatant, as he may deliver strikes to the head of the other with ease. In submission fighting, this position often yields victory for the uppermost person unless the disadvantaged party makes a reversal in short order.
  • in gymnastics, the process of going from the ground to a gymnastic apparatus (e.g. balance beam, parallel bars)
  • mountain, especially in names such as Mount Ararat
  • in computing, to ready a disk drive and make the filesystem ready for use by the operating system and the user. Devices may be mounted automatically (generally called automounting) depending on the operating system; see filesystem.
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