Definition of pommel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpɒml//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːml//
    Equine sports
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  1. 1the higher front part of a saddle on a horse See related entries: Equine sports
  2. 2the round part on the end of the handle of a sword
  3. Word OriginMiddle English (denoting a decorative part at the top of a tower): from Old French pomel, from a diminutive of Latin pomum ‘fruit, apple’.
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