Definition of Pelter

1. Noun. A heavy rain.

Exact synonyms: Cloudburst, Deluge, Downpour, Soaker, Torrent, Waterspout
Generic synonyms: Rain, Rainfall
Derivative terms: Deluge, Deluge, Pelt, Soak, Torrential



2. Noun. A thrower of missiles. "The police were too busy to chase the pelters"
Generic synonyms: Thrower
Derivative terms: Pelt, Pelt

Definition of Pelter

1. n. One who pelts.

2. n. A pinchpenny; a mean, sordid person; a miser; a skinflint.

Definition of Pelter

1. Noun. A pinchpenny; a mean, sordid person; a miser; a skinflint. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pelter

1. to pelt [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: pelt

Medical Definition of Pelter

1. A pinchpenny; a mean, sordid person; a miser; a skinflint. "Let such pelters prate." Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pelter

pelt along
pelt down
pelt of the dog
pelta
peltae
peltas
peltast
peltasts
peltate
peltate leaf
peltated
peltately
peltation
peltations
pelted
pelter (current term)
peltered
peltering
pelters
peltidia
peltidium
peltiform
peltinerved
pelting
peltingly
peltings
peltless
peltries
peltry
pelts

Literary usage of Pelter

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1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1888 His friends compromised the matter, and kept him from May it animate the corpse of an ancient pelter. going to the pen.—Missouri Republican, Feb. ..."

2. Publications of the Surtees Society by Surtees Society (1897)
"THE FREEMEN OF YORK, 1855-6 Johannes de Beverley, pelter Willelmus de ... batour pelter Willelmus de Selby, tumour Johannes de Brune, mercer, frat. ..."

3. Publications of the Navy Records Society by Navy Records Society (Great Britain) (1902)
"295 CORNWALLIS TO THE LIEUTENANTS OF THE RIFLEMAN, pelter, BITER, THRASHER, PHOSPHORUS By the Hon. ..."

4. Dispatches and Letters Relating to the Blockade of Brest, 1803-1805 by John Leyland (1902)
"295 CORNWALLIS TO THE LIEUTENANTS OF THE RIFLEMAN, pelter, BITER, THRASHER, PHOSPHORUS By the Hon. William Cornwallis, Admiral of the White, &c. ..."

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