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Meaning of PELT

Pronunciation:  pelt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  body covering of a living animal
  2. [n]  the dressed hairy coat of a mammal
  3. [v]  attack with missiles or questions
  4. [v]  cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile; "They pelted each other with snowballs"
  5. [v]  rain heavily; "Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!"

PELT is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: bombard, fur, hide, pepper, pour, rain buckets, rain cats and dogs, skin, stream
 See Also: animal skin, assail, astrakhan, attack, bearskin, beaver, body covering, chinchilla, egg, ermine, fox, lambskin, lapidate, lapin, leopard, mink, muskrat, otter, rabbit, raccoon, rain, rain down, sable, seal, sealskin, sheet, sluice, sluice down, snowball, squirrel, throw, throw



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pelt\, n. [Cf. G. pelz a pelt, fur, fr. OF. pelice, F.
    pelisse (see {Pelisse}); or perh. shortened fr. peltry.]
    1. 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. See 4th {Fell}. --Sir T. Browne.
             Raw pelts clapped about them for their clothes.
    2. The human skin. [Jocose] --Dryden.
    3. (Falconry) The body of any quarry killed by the hawk.
    {Pelt rot}, a disease affecting the hair or wool of a beast.
  2. \Pelt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pelted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Pelting}.] [OE. pelten, pulten, pilten, to thrust, throw,
    strike; cf. L. pultare, equiv. to pulsare (v. freq. fr.
    pellere to drive), and E. pulse a beating.]
    1. To strike with something thrown or driven; to assail with
       pellets or missiles, as, to pelt with stones; pelted with
             The children billows seem to pelt the clouds.
    2. To throw; to use as a missile.
             My Phillis me with pelted apples plies. --Dryden.
  3. \Pelt\, v. i.
    1. To throw missiles. --Shak.
    2. To throw out words. [Obs.]
             Another smothered seems to peltand swear. --Shak.
  4. \Pelt\, n.
    A blow or stroke from something thrown.
Thesaurus Terms
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