Baste vs Pommel - What's the difference?

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Baste is a related term of pommel.

As nouns the difference between baste and pommel

is that baste is while pommel is the upper front brow of a saddle.

As a verb pommel is

to pound or beat.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) .


  • To sew with long or loose stitches, as for temporary use, or in preparation for gathering the fabric.
  • * {{quote-news, year=1991, date=June 14, author=J.F. Pirro, title=Custom Work, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=He bastes the coat together with thick white thread almost like string, using stitches big enough to be ripped out easily later. }}

    Etymology 2



  • To sprinkle flour and salt and drip butter or fat on, as on meat in roasting.
  • (by extension) To coat over something
  • * {{quote-news, year=2001, date=April 20, author=Peter Margasak, title=Almost Famous, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=Ice Cold Daydream" bastes the bayou funk of the Meters in swirling psychedelia, while "Sweet Thang," a swampy blues cowritten with his dad, sounds like something from Dr. John's "Night Tripper" phase. }}
  • To mark (sheep, etc.) with tar.
  • Etymology 3

    Perhaps from the cookery sense of baste or from some Scandinavian source. Compare (etyl) (whence (etyl) ). Compare also (etyl) and (etyl)


  • To beat with a stick; to cudgel.
  • * Samuel Pepys
  • One man was basted by the keeper for carrying some people over on his back through the waters.


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    Alternative forms

    * pummel


    (en noun)
  • The upper front brow of a saddle.
  • Either of the rounded handles on a pommel horse.
  • The knob on the hilt of an edged weapon such as a sword.
  • (Macaulay)
  • A knob forming the finial of a turret or pavilion.
  • Derived terms

    * pommel horse


    * haft, hilt

    See also



  • To pound or beat.
  • * 1851 ,
  • I will not say as schoolboys do to bullies—Take some one of your own size; don’t pommel me! No, ye’ve knocked me down, and I am up again; but ye have run and hidden.