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pom·mel • n. / ˈpäməl; ˈpəməl/ 1. a rounded knob on the end of the handle of a sword, dagger, or old-fashioned gun.2. the upward curving or projecting part of a saddle in front of the rider.• v. / ˈpəməl; ˈpäməl/ (-meled, -mel·ing; Brit. -melled, -mel·ling) another term for pummel.

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pommel, pomel.
1. As crop.

2. Ball, boss, knob, or knot terminal used as a finial for pinnacles, pyramidal roofs, etc.

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pommel †round body or prominence; knob terminating the hilt of a sword XIV; saddlebow XV. — OF. pomel (mod. pommeau):- Rom. *pōmellum, dim. of L. pōmum fruit, apple.
Hence vb. beat as with a pommel. XVI.