Thrash vs Pommel - What's the difference?

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Thrash is a related term of pommel.

As verbs the difference between thrash and pommel

is that thrash is to beat mercilessly while pommel is to pound or beat.

As nouns the difference between thrash and pommel

is that thrash is a beat or blow; the sound of beating while pommel is the upper front brow of a saddle.




  • To beat mercilessly.
  • To defeat utterly.
  • * {{quote-news
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  • To thresh.
  • To move about wildly or violently; to flail; to labour.
  • * '', 1987, ''John Dryden: The Major Works , Oxford University Press, page 364,
  • I rather would be Maevius, thrash for rhymes, / Like his, the scorn and scandal of the times.
  • (software) To extensively test a software system, giving a program various inputs and observing the behavior and outputs that result.
  • (computing) In computer architecture, to cause poor performance of a virtual memory (or paging) system.
  • Noun

  • A beat or blow; the sound of beating.
  • * 1918 , ,
  • Even among friends at the dinner-table he talked as though he were denouncing them, or someone else, on a platform; he measured his phrases, built his sentences, cumulated his effects, and pounded his opponents, real or imagined. His humor was glow, like iron at dull heat; his blow was elementary, like the thrash of a whale.
  • * 1934 May, ,
  • As he reeled on wide-braced legs, sobbing for breath, the jungle and the moon swimming bloodily to his sight, the thrash of bat-wings was loud in his ears.
  • (music) A particularly aggressive and intense form of heavy metal music with a focus on speed, technical precision, and alternate picking.
  • Synonyms

    * (music) thrash metal


    * (computing, software) P. J. Denning. 1968. Thrashing: Its Causes and Prevention. Proceedings AFIPS,1968 Fall Joint Computer Conference, vol. 33, pp. 915-922.



    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.