Mounted police or soldiers ride horses when they are on duty.
See also mount

A dozen mounted police rode into the square.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Mounted — Mount ed, a. 1. Seated or serving on horseback or similarly; as, mounted police; mounted infantry. [1913 Webster] 2. Placed on a suitable support, or fixed in a setting; as, a mounted gun; a mounted map; a mounted gem. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mounted — [mount′id] adj. 1. seated on horseback, a bicycle, etc. 2. serving on horseback [mounted police] 3. set up and ready for use [mounted gun] 4. fixed on or in the proper backing, support, setting, etc. 5. Mil. regularly equipped with a means of… …   English World dictionary

  • mounted — mounted; un·mounted; …   English syllables

  • mounted — index accrued Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • mounted — (adj.) 1580s, on horseback, pp. adjective from MOUNT (Cf. mount) (v.). From 1854 as set up for display …   Etymology dictionary

  • mounted — moun|ted [ˈmauntıd] adj 1.) riding on a horse ▪ the mounted police ▪ Jean was mounted on a grey mare. 2.) fixed firmly to a larger thing ▪ The statue was mounted on a marble base. ▪ music blasting from wall mounted speakers …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mounted — Ⅰ. mount [1] ► VERB 1) climb up or on to. 2) get up on (an animal or bicycle) to ride it. 3) (be mounted) be on horseback; be provided with a horse. 4) increase in size, number, or intensity. 5) organize and initiate …   English terms dictionary

  • mounted — adjective mounted soldiers or police officers ride on horses: the mounted police …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Mounted — Mount Mount, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Mounted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mounting}.] [OE. mounten, monten, F. monter, fr. L. mons, montis, mountain. See {Mount}, n. (above).] 1. To rise on high; to go up; to be upraised or uplifted; to tower aloft; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mounted — affixed affixed adj. 1. attached physically. Opposite of {unaffixed}. Note: Various more specific adjectives meaning affixed are: {appendant , {basifixed}, {fastened, secured}, {glued, pasted, stuck to(predicate) , {pegged down , {pinned, stapled …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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