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- n. A decorative ball made of pieces of soft fabric bound at the centre, most notably used in cheerleading
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. originally, a Vickers-Maxim one-pounder automatic machine cannon using metallic ammunition fed from a lopped belt attached to the gun; -- popularly so called from its peculiar drumming sound in action. More recently, the term is applied mostly to automatic antiaircraft cannons.
- n. an ornamental ball or tuft of wool, feathers, or other fluffy material used as a decoration on clothing such as hats and slippers.
- n. a pompon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A one-pounder automatic Maxim gun.
- n. A religious dance observed by the Yakima Indians of Washington, similar in character to the religious dances held by other tribes of the plateaus of Washington, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia. It seems that the pompom relates to the belief of the return of the dead. Young people have the right to contract marriages during these dances.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. decoration consisting of a ball of tufted wool or silk; usually worn on a hat
- n. artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
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At young London designer David Koma's show, it fell in op-art formation on body-conscious dresses and in circles laser-cut out of leather dresses with the odd pompom placed here and there to emphasise the point.
This all came together so fast — she interviewed on campus just last week — that Azzi didn't have time to update her wardrobe with any green and gold, so she grabbed a pompom featuring the school colors from the office of athletic director Debra Gore-Mann on the way to her introductory news conference.
A sophomore on her pompom team tried to claim a jersey Diop had received from a football player.
Bill Belichick has to be verrrrrry comfy with his strength to wear which cheerleadery pompom round upon a tip of his hat.
NEW YORK — A bobbing little pompom put on a peak performance at the Westminster Kennel Club.
Then we put a Santa Claus hat with a white pompom on his head, took his picture, and slipped it into our family photo album, which naturally, over time, yellowed and will one day disintegrate into ash.
Dahlias occupy a special place in many gardeners 'hearts, affording a spectacular range of types, sizes, and colors, ranging from small pompom blooms to amazing "dinner plate" flowers.
He smiled at her and pressed his fingertip against one of her pompom ponytails.
He had his arms up with a pompom in each hand and one between his feet.
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