Definitions for: Pommel

[n] an ornament in the shape of a ball on the hilt of a sword or dagger
[n] handgrip formed by the raised front part of a saddle
[v] strike, usually with the fist; "The pedestrians pummeled the demonstrators"

Webster (1913) Definition: Pom"mel, n. [OE. pomel, OF. pomel, F. pommeau, LL.
pomellus, fr. L. pomum fruit, LL. also, an apple. See
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.

Pom"mel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pommeledor 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.]

Synonyms: biff, knob, pummel, saddlebow

See Also: decoration, grip, handgrip, handle, hilt, hit, hold, horn, ornament, ornamentation, saddle, saddle horn

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