from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To beat; pummel.
- n. The upper front part of a saddle; a saddlebow.
- n. Either of the two rounded handles on top of a pommel horse.
- n. A knob on the hilt of a sword or similar weapon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The upper front brow of a saddle.
- n. Either of the rounded handles on a pommel horse.
- n. The knob on the hilt of an edged weapon such as a sword.
- v. To pound or beat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The knob on the hilt of a sword.
- n. The knob or protuberant part of a saddlebow.
- n. The top (of the head).
- n. A knob forming the finial of a turret or pavilion.
- transitive v. To beat soundly, as with the pommel of a sword, or with something knoblike; hence, to beat with the fists.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To beat as with a pommel or with something thick or bulky; beat, as with the fists; bruise.
- n. A knob or ball, or anything of similar shape.
- n. The protuberant part of a saddle-bow.
- n. The top (of the head).
- n. A round knob on the frame of a chair.
- n. A ballshaped ornament used as a finial to the conical or domeshaped roof of a turret, pavilion, etc.
- n. In a ceremonial mace, the lower or butt end; in the case of a crowned mace, the end opposite the crown.
- n. A piece of hard wood, grooved like a crimping-board, and attached to the hand by means of a strap, used in giving a granular appearance to leather and in making it supple.
- n. The bat used in the game of nur-and-spell.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
- n. a handgrip that a gymnast uses when performing exercises on a pommel horse
- v. strike, usually with the fist
Alexander Artemev, a world bronze-medal winner in pommel horse, even struggled on the event, which probably cost him an Olympic berth.
Led Team USA to a victory over Canada earlier this year, taking first in pommel horse, still rings and parallel bars.
Trevor stood beside something that vaguely resembled the gym apparatus known as a pommel-horse, holding an object like a cross between a large hot water bottle and an elephant's trunk, he referred to as an "AV."
In modern side-saddles, the right-hand crutel of the pommel is made very small; but there is a third crutel added behind, nominally for assistance in leaping, but which is very useful in enabling a lady to keep her proper position in the saddle.
Trevor stood beside something that vaguely resembled the gym apparatus known as a pommel-horse, holding an object like a cross between a large hot water bottle and an elephant's trunk, he referred to as an "AV.
The pommel was a lion head of bronze, the hilt leather-bound, the blade sharp and true.
Set into the pommel was a lustrous star sapphire, as big as a mans clenched fist.
He struck with the sword pommel, turned, and cut a pair of liches across at midchest with a single sweeping motion.
He then brained the rider with his sword pommel and ran him through with a quick thrust as he tried to rise.
The pommel was a silver-washed iron apple, and the quillions were double, set at right angles to each other.