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pom·mel

 (pŭm′əl, pŏm′-)
tr.v. pom·meled, pom·mel·ing, pom·mels also pom·melled or pom·mel·ling
To beat; pummel.
n.
1. The upper front part of a saddle; a saddlebow.
2. Either of the two rounded handles on top of a pommel horse.
3. A knob on the hilt of a sword or similar weapon.

[From Middle English pomel, a pommel, from Old French, diminutive of pom, ball, fruit, from Latin pōmum, fruit.]

pommel

(ˈpʌməl; ˈpɒm-)
n
1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) the raised part on the front of a saddle
2. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a knob at the top of a sword or similar weapon
vb, -mels, -melling or -melled, -mels, -meling or -meled
a less common word for pummel
[C14: from Old French pomel knob, from Vulgar Latin pōmellum (unattested) little apple, from Latin pōmum apple]

pom•mel

(ˈpʌm əl, ˈpɒm-)

n., v. -meled, -mel•ing (esp. Brit.) -melled, -mel•ling. n.
1. a knob, as on the hilt of a sword.
2. the protuberant part at the front and top of a saddle.
3. either of the two curved handles on the top surface of a pommel horse.
v.t.
4. to beat or strike with or as if with the fists or a pommel.
[1300–50; Middle English pomel < Middle French, derivative of Old French pom hilt of a sword < Latin pōmum fruit; see pome, -elle]

pommel


Past participle: pommelled
Gerund: pommelling

Imperative
pommel
pommel
Present
I pommel
you pommel
he/she/it pommels
we pommel
you pommel
they pommel
Preterite
I pommelled
you pommelled
he/she/it pommelled
we pommelled
you pommelled
they pommelled
Present Continuous
I am pommelling
you are pommelling
he/she/it is pommelling
we are pommelling
you are pommelling
they are pommelling
Present Perfect
I have pommelled
you have pommelled
he/she/it has pommelled
we have pommelled
you have pommelled
they have pommelled
Past Continuous
I was pommelling
you were pommelling
he/she/it was pommelling
we were pommelling
you were pommelling
they were pommelling
Past Perfect
I had pommelled
you had pommelled
he/she/it had pommelled
we had pommelled
you had pommelled
they had pommelled
Future
I will pommel
you will pommel
he/she/it will pommel
we will pommel
you will pommel
they will pommel
Future Perfect
I will have pommelled
you will have pommelled
he/she/it will have pommelled
we will have pommelled
you will have pommelled
they will have pommelled
Future Continuous
I will be pommelling
you will be pommelling
he/she/it will be pommelling
we will be pommelling
you will be pommelling
they will be pommelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pommelling
you have been pommelling
he/she/it has been pommelling
we have been pommelling
you have been pommelling
they have been pommelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pommelling
you will have been pommelling
he/she/it will have been pommelling
we will have been pommelling
you will have been pommelling
they will have been pommelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pommelling
you had been pommelling
he/she/it had been pommelling
we had been pommelling
you had been pommelling
they had been pommelling
Conditional
I would pommel
you would pommel
he/she/it would pommel
we would pommel
you would pommel
they would pommel
Past Conditional
I would have pommelled
you would have pommelled
he/she/it would have pommelled
we would have pommelled
you would have pommelled
they would have pommelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pommel - a handgrip that a gymnast uses when performing exercises on a pommel horsepommel - a handgrip that a gymnast uses when performing exercises on a pommel horse
handgrip, handle, grip, hold - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
pommel horse, side horse - a gymnastic horse with a cylindrical body covered with leather and two upright handles (pommels) near the center; held upright by two steel supports, one at each end
2.pommel - handgrip formed by the raised front part of a saddle
handgrip, handle, grip, hold - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
saddle horn, horn - a high pommel of a Western saddle (usually metal covered with leather)
saddle - a seat for the rider of a horse or camel
3.pommel - an ornament in the shape of a ball on the hilt of a sword or dagger
decoration, ornament, ornamentation - something used to beautify
hilt - the handle of a sword or dagger
Verb1.pommel - strike, usually with the fistpommel - strike, usually with the fist; "The pedestrians pummeled the demonstrators"
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
Translations

pommel

[ˈpʌml]
A. Npomo m
B. VT = pummel

pommel

[ˈpʌməl]
n [sword] → pommeau m
vt = pummel

pommel

n (on sword) → Knauf m; (on saddle) → Knopf m
vt = pummel

pommel

[ˈpʌml]
1. npomo
2. vt = pummel
References in classic literature ?
When I got to the pond, I could see that he was bringing in a little cedar tree across his pommel.
He rode with short stirrups, which brought his knees nearly up to the pommel of the saddle; his sharp elbows stuck out like grasshoppers'; he carried his whip perpendicularly in his hand, like a sceptre, and as his horse jogged on, the motion of his arms was not unlike the flapping of a pair of wings.
I will not say as school-boys do to bullies, --Take some one of your own size; don't pommel me
The scaling him with chairs for ladders to dive into his pockets, despoil him of brown-paper parcels, hold on tight by his cravat, hug him round his neck, pommel his back, and kick his legs in irrepressible affection.
Laying one hand upon the pommel of the saddle, the Disinherited Knight vaulted at once upon the back of the steed without making use of the stirrup, and, brandishing aloft his lance, rode twice around the lists, exhibiting the points and paces of the horse with the skill of a perfect horseman
Be not angry, master mine," replied Sancho, "I did not mean to say that;" and coming close to him he laid one hand on the pommel of the saddle and the other on the cantle so that he held his master's left thigh in his embrace, not daring to separate a finger's width from him; so much afraid was he of the strokes which still resounded with a regular beat.
and I see you playing with the pommel of your sword, as if you had a great inclination to break the holy father's head.
Certain it is, that the poetry which flowed from him had a smack of all these dainties The sixth of the party was a young man of haughty mien, and sat somewhat apart from the rest, wearing his plumed hat loftily among his elders, while the fire glittered on the rich embroidery of his dress, and gleamed intensely on the jewelled pommel of his sword.
He rode, in the line of march, all prepared for action: his powder-flask and shot-pouch knowingly slung at the pommel of his saddle, to be at hand; his rifle balanced on his shoulder.
The floor was already strewn with wounded, and the room filled with cries and dust, when D'Artagnan, satisfied with the test, advanced, sword in hand, and striking with the pommel every head that came in his way, he uttered a vigorous hola
He sat long-legged on the little beast, with the big sword at his side -hand dropped on the pommel - staring fiercely over the flat lands towards the North.
Then, without glancing at the point or pommel, he handed the long weapon to the doctor.