mounted [moun-tid] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- seated or riding on a horse or other animal.
- serving on horseback or on some special mount, as soldiers or police.
- Military. (formerly) permanently equipped with horses or vehicles for transport.Compare mobile(def 4).
- having or set in a mounting: mounted gems.
- put into position for use, as guns.
Origin of mounted First recorded in 1575–85; mount1 + -ed2 Related formsun·mount·ed, adjectivewell-mount·ed, adjectiveAntonyms for mounted 1. afoot. Examples from the Web for well-mounted Historical Examples of well-mounted
No; they are well-mounted; they know the country, and they have the start.
George Manville Fenn
They numbered about one hundred well-mounted and well-armed men.
Captain Frederick Marryat
Well-mounted as were myself and companions, we were unable to overtake them.
I call that the land for horses where the cavalry’s well-mounted on a native breed.’
According to his report, it was a war party of but forty well-mounted Cheyenne.
British Dictionary definitions for well-mounted mounted adjective
- equipped with or riding horsesmounted police
- provided with a support, backing, etc
Word Origin and History for well-mounted mounted adj.
1580s, “on horseback,” past participle adjective from mount (v.). From 1854 as “set up for display.”