Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To beat, as with the fists; pommel: The angry crowd pummeled the thief. See Synonyms at beat.
  • n. The act of beating, as with the fists.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To hit or strike heavily and repeatedly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Same as pommel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See pommel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. strike, usually with the fist

Etymologies

Alteration of pommel.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
A synonymous alteration of to pommel (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "The end of the handle on a sword is called the pummel," Michael explains.

    Academy of Historical Fencing

  • As Agrippa's dog had a devil tied to his collar; some think that Paracelsus (or else Erastus belies him) had one confined to his sword pummel; others wear them in rings, &c.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Just a mere elimination of the word 'pummel' is able to fill my mind with wrong ideas.

    rouflaquette Diary Entry

  • For example: As the barbarian, your first available spell is titled "pummel," and it's powered by four red mana units and does a point of damage for every two red mana pieces on the board.

    GamersInfo.net Articles

  • He did mention he'd been back in the ring for a charity event, where he allowed a bunch of little kids to just "pummel" him.

    MVN

  • It doesn't matter if they are female or male, if a 16 year old can "pummel" a police officer for two minutes - no mention of a weapon here let's be clear - then that person should not be a police officer.

    TUMEKE!

  • a pummel which is made of hard wood, and is something like a large mushroom with its stalk.

    Anahuac : or, Mexico and the Mexicans, Ancient and Modern

  • Some of the info is pretty ugly: "Navarro allegedly told an undercover Fish and Wildlife Service agent that he likes to "pummel" the hawks that he catches with a stick.

    The Roller Scandal

  • And really, I think that Fred Barnes and Michael Steele should dress up in Halloween costumes and pummel each other with nun-chucks, for our amusement.

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • We were at his house, in his bed, and for all that I had been enjoying myself immensely up to that point, he found an angle at which he began to pummel my cervix with every thrust – and as anyone who has had her cervix so much as brushed wrong during a gynecological exam, I am sure I do not have to describe the kind of pain I began to experience.

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