- Pelting is defined as throwing something at, or bombarding someone with something.
- When you are throwing rocks at a building, this is an example of a time when you are pelting the building with rocks.
- When you keep bombarding someone with questions, this is an example of a time when you are pelting him with questions.
Origin of peltingprobably ; from obsolete pelt, to haggle, akin uncertain or unknown; perhaps to paltry
Origin of peltingPerhaps from dialectal pelt, trash.
- Present participle of pelt.
(comparative more pelting, superlative most pelting)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Websterâ€™s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.