verb (used with object), pom·meled, pom·mel·ing or (especially British) pom·melled, pom·mel·ling.
- pomme blanche,
- pommel horse,
- pommes frites,
Origin of pommel
Examples from the Web for pommel
When he was hungry the pommel of the saddle opened, and he found the best of eating inside.Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland|Jeremiah Curtin
At this Harry and Ralph gave forth despairing groans and pretended to pommel one another.Betty's Happy Year|Carolyn Wells
Pulling himself together, he put the wet foot in the stirrup again and clung to the pommel with his hands.Nan of Music Mountain|Frank H. Spearman
He felt a childish weakness; dropping his elbows upon the pommel of the saddle, he buried his face in his hands.Way of the Lawless|Max Brand
Suddenly, before he could move to hinder, she set the pommel of the sword to the ground and threw her body upon the naked blade.Historic Tales, Vol. XIII (of 15)|Charles Morris
verb -mels, -melling or -melled or US -mels, -meling or -meled
Word Origin for pommel
mid-13c., "ornamental knob;" c.1300, "knob at the end of a sword hilt," from Old French pomel (12c., Modern French pommeau), "rounded knob," diminutive of pom "hilt of a sword," from Late Latin pomellum, diminutive of Latin pomum "apple" (see Pomona), the connecting notion being "roundness." Sense of "front peak of a saddle" first recorded mid-15c. In Middle English poetry it also sometimes meant a woman's breast. The gymnast's pommel horse is attested from 1908.