Meaning of pommel

pom•mel

Pronunciation: (pum'ul, pom'-), [key]
— n., v., -meled, -mel•ing -melled, -mel•ling.
—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
  3. a spherical ornament or finial.
  4. either of the two curved handles on the top surface of a side horse.
—v.t.
  1. to beat or strike with or as if with the fists or a pommel.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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