Mount

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Mount is often used as part of the name of specific mountains, e.g. Mount Everest.

Mount or Mounts may also refer to:

Displays and equipment[edit]

  • Weapon mount, equipment used to secure an armament
  • Telescope mount, a device used to support a telescope
  • Lens mount, an interface used to fix a lens to a camera
  • A fixed point for attaching equipment, such as a hardpoint on an airframe
  • Hanging scroll for mounting paintings
  • The display of an item on a heavy backing such as foamcore
    • Attaching a picture or a painting to a support, followed by framing it
    • Pinning a biological specimen on a heavy backing in a stretched stable position for ease of dissection or display.
    • Preparing dead animals for display in taxidermy
  • Mounting a coverslip on a specimen on a microscopic slide.

Computing and software[edit]

  • Mount (computing), the process of making a file system accessible
  • mount (Unix), the utility in Unix-like operating systems which mounts file systems

Geography[edit]

Other meanings[edit]

  • Mount (grappling), a grappling position
  • Copulation, the union of the sex organs in mating
  • Riding animal, any animal that can be ridden
  • Vahana, an animal or mythical entity closely associated with a particular deity in Hindu mythology
  • Boarding an apparatus used for gymnastics, such as a balance beam
  • Adding butter to a sauce in order to thicken it, as with beurre monté

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