Pommel vs Vanquish - What's the difference?

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Pommel is a related term of vanquish.

As verbs the difference between pommel and vanquish

is that pommel is to pound or beat while vanquish is to defeat, to overcome.

As a noun pommel

is the upper front brow of a saddle.



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.




  • To defeat, to overcome.
  • * Clarendon
  • They vanquished the rebels in all encounters.
  • * Atterbury
  • This bold assertion has been fully vanquished in a late reply to the Bishop of Meaux's treatise.