Pelt definition

pĕlt
The skin of an animal with the fur or hair still on it.
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To fall upon; strike repeatedly.

Hailstones pelted the tent.

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To strike or assail repeatedly with thrown objects.

Pelted each other with snowballs.

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Pelt means to throw something at someone or something repeatedly, often for the purposes of attack.

When you throw rocks at someone, this is an example of a time when you pelt him with rocks.

When hail stones are continually falling, this is an example of pelt with hail.

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(archaic) To strike (someone) with blows, as with a club.
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To fall heavily or abundantly; beat.

The rain pelted down all day.

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To move at a vigorous gait.
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To throw things at; strike with or as with missiles.
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To beat or pound heavily and repeatedly.
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To throw or cast (missiles)
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To beat or strike heavily or steadily, as hard rain.
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To rush or hurry.
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(now rare) The act of pelting.
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A blow.
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The skin of a fur-bearing animal, esp. after it has been stripped from the carcass.
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The human skin.
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The skin of a beast with the hair on; a raw or undressed hide; a skin preserved with the hairy or woolly covering on it.
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The body of any quarry killed by a hawk.
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(humorous) Human skin.

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To bombard, as with missiles.

They pelted the attacking army with bullets.

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To throw; to use as a missile.

The children pelted apples at us.

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(intransitive) To rain or hail heavily.

It's pelting down out there!

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(intransitive) To throw out words.
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To beat or hit, especially repeatedly.
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To move rapidly, especially in or on a conveyance.

The boy pelted down the hill on his toboggan.

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A blow or stroke from something thrown.
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To hurl or throw (missiles).

Children who pelted stones at the neighbors' windows.

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Pelt is the act of throwing something at someone, or the skin of an animal with the fur still attached.

The act of throwing rocks at someone is an example of a pelt.

The fur coat of a fox that was removed to make a fur coat is an example of a pelt.

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A stripped animal skin ready for tanning.
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(at) full pelt
  • at full speed
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

(at) full pelt

Origin of pelt

  • Middle English pelten variant of pilten perhaps ultimately from Latin pultāre to beat variant of pulsāre frequentative of pellere to strike pel-5 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English probably from Old French pelete diminutive of pel skin from Latin pellis pel-3 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French pelette, diminutive of pel (“a skin"), from Latin pellis. Alternatively a contraction of peltry (“skins") from the same Old French and Latin roots.

    From Wiktionary

  • Possible contraction of pellet

    From Wiktionary