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pommel

noun pom·mel \ ˈpə-məl , ˈpä- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pommel

1 : the knob on the hilt of a sword or saber
2 : the protuberance at the front and top of a saddle
3 : either of a pair of removable rounded or U-shaped handles used on the top of a pommel horse

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Origin and Etymology of pommel

Middle English pomel, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *pomellum ball, knob, from diminutive of Latin pomum fruit


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pommel

verb pom·mel \ ˈpə-məl \

Definition of pommel

pommeled or pommelled; pommeling or pommelling play \ˈpə-mə-liŋ, ˈpəm-liŋ\
transitive verb
: pummel

Examples of pommel in a Sentence

  1. the elderly woman pommeled the would-be thief with her handbag until he begged for mercy

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Origin and Etymology of pommel


POMMEL Defined for English Language Learners

pommel

noun

Definition of pommel for English Language Learners

  • : a high, round part on the front of a saddle


POMMEL Defined for Kids

pommel

noun pom·mel \ ˈpə-məl \

Definition of pommel for Students

: a rounded knob on the handle of a sword or at the front of a saddle


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