pommel[päm′əl; for v. pum′əl]
pommel definition by Webster's New World
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- the knob on the end of the hilt of some swords and daggers
- the rounded, upward-projecting front part of a saddle
Origin: Middle English pomel ; from Old French diminutive of pome, apple: see pome
pommel definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb pom·meled also pom·melled, pom·mel·ing also pom·mel·ling, pom·mels also pom·mels
To beat; pummel.noun
- The upper front part of a saddle; a saddlebow.
- Either of the two rounded handles on top of a pommel horse.
- A knob on the hilt of a sword or similar weapon.
Origin: From Middle English pomel, a pommel, from Old French, diminutive of pom, ball, fruit, from Latin pōmum, fruit.