[ puhm-uh l ]
/ ˈpʌm əl /

verb (used with object), pum·meled, pum·mel·ing or (especially British) pum·melled, pum·mel·ling.

to beat or thrash with or as if with the fists.
Also pommel.

Origin of pummel

First recorded in 1540–50; alteration of pommel

Related forms

un·pum·meled, adjectiveun·pum·melled, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pummeling

British Dictionary definitions for pummeling


/ (ˈpʌməl) /

verb -mels, -melling or -melled or US -mels, -meling or -meled

(tr) to strike repeatedly with or as if with the fistsAlso (less commonly): pommel

Word Origin for pummel

C16: see pommel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012