Definition of Pelt

1. Noun. The dressed hairy coat of a mammal.




2. Verb. Cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile. "They pelted each other with snowballs"
Exact synonyms: Bombard
Specialized synonyms: Lapidate, Snowball, Egg
Generic synonyms: Throw
Derivative terms: Pelter, Pelting

3. Noun. Body covering of a living animal.
Exact synonyms: Hide, Skin
Generic synonyms: Body Covering
Derivative terms: Skin

4. Verb. Attack and bombard with or as if with missiles. "Pelt the speaker with questions"
Exact synonyms: Pepper
Generic synonyms: Assail, Attack
Entails: Throw
Derivative terms: Pelter

5. Verb. Rain heavily. "It was pelting all day long "; "Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!"
Exact synonyms: Pour, Rain Buckets, Rain Cats And Dogs, Stream
Generic synonyms: Rain, Rain Down
Specialized synonyms: Sheet, Sluice, Sluice Down
Derivative terms: Pelter

Definition of Pelt

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To strike with something thrown or driven; to assail with pellets or missiles, as, to pelt with stones; pelted with hail.

3. v. i. To throw missiles.

4. n. A blow or stroke from something thrown.

Definition of Pelt

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. The human skin. ¹

3. Noun. The body of any quarry killed by the hawk. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To bombard, as with missiles. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To rain or hail heavily. ¹

6. Verb. To throw out words. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To beat or hit, especially repeatedly. ¹

8. Verb. To move rapidly, especially in or on a conveyance. ¹

9. Noun. A blow or stroke from something thrown. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pelt

1. to strike repeatedly with blows or missiles [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Pelt

1. 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) Origin: 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. 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. "Raw pelts clapped about them for their clothes." (Fuller) 2. The human skin. 3. The body of any quarry killed by the hawk. Pelt rot, a disease affecting the hair or wool of a beast. Origin: Cf. G. Pelz a pelt, fur, fr. OF. Pelice, F. Pelisse (see Pelisse); or perh. Shortened fr. Peltry. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pelt

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