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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 ?
A crash, a shout, a laugh, and out came the savages, brandishing knives and forks, chicken bones, and tin mugs, and all fell upon the intruder, pommelling him unmercifully as they cried