A spherical ornament placed on the summit of a tower, dome, gable, or pillar, at the corners of an altar, etc.; the ornamental top of a tent pole, a flag staff, or the like; a finial. A knob at the end of the hilt of a sword, dagger, or the like. The front arch of a saddle, the saddle-bow; the knob-like projection rising from the saddle-bow, especially in a modern Western saddle.


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