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pommel

[ puhm-uhl, pom- ]
/ 藞p蕦m 蓹l, 藞p蓲m- /
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noun
a knob, as on the hilt of a sword.
the protuberant part at the front and top of a saddle.
Architecture. a spherical ornament or finial.
Gymnastics. either of the two curved handles on the top surface of a side horse.
verb (used with object), pom路meled, pom路mel路ing or (especially British) pom路melled, pom路mel路ling.
to beat or strike with or as if with the fists or a pommel.
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Origin of pommel

1300鈥50; (noun) Middle English pomel<Middle French, derivative of Old French pom hilt of a sword <Latin p艒mum fruit; see pome, -elle
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British Dictionary definitions for pommel

pommel
/ (藞p蕦m蓹l, 藞p蓲m-) /

noun
the raised part on the front of a saddle
a knob at the top of a sword or similar weapon
verb -mels, -melling or -melled or US -mels, -meling or -meled
a less common word for pummel

Word Origin for pommel

C14: from Old French pomel knob, from Vulgar Latin p艒mellum (unattested) little apple, from Latin p艒mum apple
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