What does the word pummel mean?

Usage examples for pummel

  1. What is the cause of the tides, Pummel? – Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot
  2. On the pummel of his saddle was strapped a roll of blankets for the night bivouac, and to one of the straps was attached a tin- pannikin, which bumped incessantly against his horse's mane. – The Bushman Life in a New Country by Edward Wilson Landor
  3. I accordingly fired, and dropping my musket on the pummel of the saddle, drew out one of the pistols, and told him if he offered to move, I would instantly shoot him dead. – The Journal Of A Mission To The Interior Of Africa, In The Year 1805 by Mungo Park