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English noun: pommel

1. pommel (artifact) a handgrip that a gymnast uses when performing exercises on a pommel horse

Broader (hypernym)grip, handgrip, handle, hold

Part meronympommel horse, side horse

2. pommel (artifact) handgrip formed by the raised front part of a saddle


Broader (hypernym)grip, handgrip, handle, hold

Narrower (hyponym)horn, saddle horn

Part meronymsaddle

3. pommel (artifact) an ornament in the shape of a ball on the hilt of a sword or dagger


Broader (hypernym)decoration, ornament, ornamentation

Part meronymhilt

English verb: pommel

1. pommel (contact) strike, usually with the fist

SamplesThe pedestrians pummeled the demonstrators.

ExamplesThe fighter managed to pommel his opponent

Synonymsbiff, pummel

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)hit

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