Definition of Pommel

1. Noun. A handgrip that a gymnast uses when performing exercises on a pommel horse.

Generic synonyms: Grip, Handgrip, Handle, Hold
Group relationships: Pommel Horse, Side Horse



2. Verb. Strike, usually with the fist. "The fighter managed to pommel his opponent"; "The pedestrians pummeled the demonstrators"
Exact synonyms: Biff, Pummel
Generic synonyms: Hit
Derivative terms: Biff

3. Noun. Handgrip formed by the raised front part of a saddle.
Exact synonyms: Saddlebow
Generic synonyms: Grip, Handgrip, Handle, Hold
Specialized synonyms: Horn, Saddle Horn
Group relationships: Saddle

4. Noun. An ornament in the shape of a ball on the hilt of a sword or dagger.
Exact synonyms: Knob
Generic synonyms: Decoration, Ornament, Ornamentation
Group relationships: Hilt

Definition of Pommel

1. n. A knob or ball; an object resembling a ball in form

2. v. t. To beat soundly, as with the pommel of a sword, or with something knoblike; hence, to beat with the fists.

Definition of Pommel

1. Noun. The upper front brow of a saddle. ¹

2. Noun. Either of the rounded handles on a pommel horse. ¹

3. Noun. The knob on the hilt of an edged weapon such as a sword. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To pound or beat. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pommel

1. to strike with the fists [v -MELED, -MELING, -MELS or -MELLED, -MELLING, -MELS]

Medical Definition of Pommel

1. A knob or ball; an object resembling a ball in form; as: The knob on the hilt of a sword. The knob or protuberant part of a saddlebow. The top (of the head). A knob forming the finial of a turret or pavilion. Origin: OE. Pomel, OF. Pomel, F. Pommeau, LL. Pomellus, fr. L. Pomum fruit, LL. Also, an apple. See Pome. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pommel

pomerons
pomeroys
pomes
pomewater
pomewaters
pomey
pomeys
pomfret
pomfrets
pomiculture
pomiferous
pommage
pomme blanche
pomme de prairie
pommee
pommel (current term)
pommel horse
pommele
pommeled
pommeler
pommeling
pommelled
pommelling
pommels
pommetty
pommie
pommie wash
pommie washes
pommies
pommy

Literary usage of Pommel

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1. Ancient Meols; Or, Some Account of the Antiquities Found Near Dove Point, on by Abraham Hume (1863)
"In another instance, a pommel of iron was discovered, but, though of such ... Iron pommel—Seen Vertically. One of these knife-like or dagger-like swords, ..."

2. Archaeologia Cantiana by Kent Archaeological Society (1866)
"A broken umbo and a bronze sword pommel.1 1 [The sword-pommel of which an engraving is annexed was also found in one of this year's graves, ..."

3. Archaeologia Cantiana by Kent Archaeological Society (1866)
"A broken umbo and a bronze sword pommel.1 1 [The sword-pommel of which an engraving is annexed was also found in one of this year's graves, ..."

4. Catalogue of the Celebrated Collection of Works of Art, from the Byzantine by Ralph Bernal (1855)
"... and chased pommel and triangular blade 2284 Another, the cup hilt pierced and chased with scrolls, with cross guard and swept hilt, the pommel pierced ..."

5. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1880)
"To NYSE, pa To beat, to pommel; word used among boys, Loth. Perhap* radically the same with AW. V. K sua ». To NYTE, vn To deny ; prêt. nyt. ..."

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