Pommel
Pommel Pom"mel, n. [OE. pomel, OF. pomel, F. pommeau, LL. pomellus, fr. L. pomum fruit, LL. also, an apple. See {Pome}.] A knob or ball; an object resembling a ball in form; as: (a) The knob on the hilt of a sword. --Macaulay. (b) The knob or protuberant part of a saddlebow. (c) The top (of the head). --Chaucer. (d) A knob forming the finial of a turret or pavilion. [1913 Webster]

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  • Pommel — may refer to:* Pommel (saddle), the slightly raised area at the front of a saddle * Pommel (sword), the counterweight at the end of the handle of a (European) sword * Pommel horse, an artistic gymnastics apparatusee also* Pummel …   Wikipedia

  • Pommel — Pom mel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pommeled}or {Pommelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pommeling} or {Pommelling}.] To beat soundly, as with the pommel of a sword, or with something knoblike; hence, to beat with the fists. [Written also {pummel}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pommel — index impinge Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pommel — (n.) early 14c., from O.Fr. pomel (12c.), rounded knob, dim. of pom hilt of a sword, from L.L. pomellum, dim. of L. pomum apple, the connecting notion being roundness. Sense of front peak of a saddle first recorded mid 15c. In M.E. poetry it also …   Etymology dictionary

  • pommel — ► NOUN 1) the upward curving or projecting front part of a saddle. 2) a rounded knob on the end of the handle of a sword, dagger, or old fashioned gun. ► VERB (pommelled, pommelling; US pommeled, pommeling) ▪ pummel …   English terms dictionary

  • pommel — [päm′əl; ] for v. [ pum′əl] n. [ME pomel < OFr dim. of pome, apple: see POME] 1. the knob on the end of the hilt of some swords and daggers 2. the rounded, upward projecting front part of a saddle vt. pommeled or pommelled, pommeling or… …   English World dictionary

  • Pommel — Latin for little apple , the counter weight which secures the hilt to the blade and allows the hand to either rest on it or grip it. Sometimes it includes a small rivet (capstan rivet) called a pommel nut, pommel bolt, or tang nut. On some… …   Medieval glossary

  • pommel — I UK [ˈpɒm(ə)l] / UK [ˈpʌm(ə)l] / US noun [countable] Word forms pommel : singular pommel plural pommels 1) the raised part at the front of a horse s saddle 2) the round end on the handle of a sword or gun II UK [ˈpɒm(ə)l] / UK [ˈpʌm(ə)l] / US… …   English dictionary

  • pommel — pom•mel [[t]ˈpʌm əl, ˈpɒm [/t]] n. v. meled, mel•ing (esp. brit.) melled, mel•ling. 1) a knob, as on the hilt of a sword 2) the protuberant part at the front and top of a saddle 3) spo either of the two curved handles on the top surface of a… …   From formal English to slang

  • pommel — I. noun Etymology: Middle English pomel, from Anglo French, from Vulgar Latin *pomellum ball, knob, from diminutive of Latin pomum fruit Date: 14th century 1. the knob on the hilt of a sword or saber 2. the protuberance at the front and top of a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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