Pommelling
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 Webster]

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  • pommelling — pÊŒmlɪŋ n. beating with the knob of a sword; punching, beating with the fists, hitting pom·mel || pÊŒml n. round upward projection of a saddle; hilt of a sword (also pummel) v. beat, strike; hit, punch, pound; perform gymnastics on a pommel… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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

  • Pommeled — 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

  • Pommeling — 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

  • Pommelled — 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

  • pummel — 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 — 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

  • pommel — /pum euhl, pom /, n., v., pommeled, pommeling or (esp. Brit.) pommelled, pommelling. n. 1. a knob, as on the hilt of a sword. 2. the protuberant part at the front and top of a saddle. See illus. under saddle. 3. Archit. a spherical ornament or… …   Universalium

  • pommel — [ pɒm(ə)l, pʌm(ə)l] noun 1》 the upward curving or projecting part of a saddle in front of the rider. 2》 a rounded knob on the end of the handle of a sword, dagger, or old fashioned gun. verb (pommels, pommelling, pommelled; US pommels, pommeling …   English new terms dictionary

  • pommel — /ˈpʌməl / (say pumuhl), /ˈpɒməl / (say pomuhl) noun Also, pummel. 1. a terminating knob, as on the top of a tower, hilt of a sword, etc. 2. the protuberant part at the front and top of a saddle. –verb (t) (pommelled or, US, pommeled, pommelling… …   Australian English dictionary

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