- 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: prob. from obsolete pelt, to haggle, akin uncertain or unknown; perhaps to paltry
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Origin: Perhaps from dialectal pelt, trash.