Definition of Pompom

1. n. A Vickers-Maxim one-pounder automatic machine cannon using metallic ammunition fed from a lopped belt attached to the gun; -- popularly so called from its peculiar drumming sound in action. Sometimes, any of other similar automatic cannons.



Definition of Pompom

1. Noun. (onomatopoeia) A decorative ball made of pieces of soft fabric bound at the centre, most notably used in cheerleading ¹

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Definition of Pompom

1. an antiaircraft cannon [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pompom

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Literary usage of Pompom

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1. An Universal History: From the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time by George Sale, George Psalmanazar, Archibald Bower, George Shelvocke, John Campbell, John Swinton (1759)
"... fome pompous title to the qua, pompom which Signifies a kingdom ; fuch as, Tum-ming-qua, the king- tit dom of ..."

2. Sessional Papers (1902)
"The fire was .so intense that the rear screen was at once reinforced by the section of the 38th Battery, and one pompom, Diamond Fields Artillery. ..."

3. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1903)
"Surplus of everything—draw what you please "For the section, the pompom, ... You came after dark—you will leave before day, " You section, you pompom, ..."

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