Definition for DIS-MAN'TLE

DIS-MAN'TLE, v.t. [dis and mantle; Fr. demanteler.]

  1. To deprive of dress; to strip; to divest. – South.
  2. To loose; to throw open. – Shak.
  3. More generally, to deprive or strip of apparatus, or furniture; to unrig; as, to dismantle a ship.
  4. To deprive or strip of military furniture; as, to dismantle a fortress.
  5. To deprive of outworks or forts; as, to dismantle a town.
  6. To break down; as, his nose dismantled. – Dryden.

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