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Other Pommel Definition

[n] an ornament in the shape of a ball on the hilt of a sword or dagger
[n] handgrip formed by the raised front part of a saddle
[v] strike, usually with the fist; "The pedestrians pummeled the demonstrators"

Synonyms

biff, knob, pummel, saddlebow

Misc. Definitions

\Pom"mel\, n. [OE. pomel, OF. pomel, F. pommeau, LL. pomellus, fr. L. pomum fruit, LL. also, an apple. See {Pome}.] A knob or ball; an object resembling a ball in form; as: (a) The knob on the hilt of a sword. --Macaulay. (b) The knob or protuberant part of a saddlebow. (c) The top (of the head). --Chaucer. (d) A knob forming the finial of a turret or pavilion.
\Pom"mel\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pommeled}or {Pommelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pommeling} or {Pommelling}.] To beat soundly, as with the pommel of a sword, or with something knoblike; hence, to beat with the fists. [Written also {pummel}.]

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