Definitions for: Pelt


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.
--Fuller.

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.


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
hail.

The children billows seem to pelt the clouds.
--Shak.

2. To throw; to use as a missile.

My Phillis me with pelted apples plies. --Dryden.


Pelt, v. i.
1. To throw missiles. --Shak.

2. To throw out words. [Obs.]

Another smothered seems to peltand swear. --Shak.


Pelt, n.
A blow or stroke from something thrown.

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

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