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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 ?
The barber cudgelled Sancho, and Sancho pommelled the barber; Don Luis gave one of his servants, who ventured to catch him by the arm to keep him from escaping, a cuff that bathed his teeth in blood; the Judge took his part; Don Fernando had got one of the officers down and was belabouring him heartily; the landlord raised his voice again calling for help for the Holy Brotherhood; so that the whole inn was nothing but cries, shouts, shrieks, confusion, terror, dismay, mishaps, sword-cuts, fisticuffs, cudgellings, kicks, and bloodshed; and in the midst of all this chaos, complication, and general entanglement, Don Quixote took it into his head that he had been plunged into the thick of the discord of Agramante's camp; and, in a voice that shook the inn like thunder, he cried out:
I tell you now, as I told you ten years ago, when you pommelled young Mike Holdsworth for wanting to pass a bad shilling before you knew whether he was in jest or earnest--you're overhasty and proud, and apt to set your teeth against folks that don't square to your notions.
Had Kim hinted this when she was a girl, he would have been pommelled to death that same evening by an elephant.