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pelt 1

1. The skin of an animal with the fur or hair still on it.
2. A stripped animal skin ready for tanning.

[Middle English, probably from Old French pelete, diminutive of pel, skin, from Latin pellis; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

pelt 2

v. pelt·ed, pelt·ing, pelts
a. To strike or assail repeatedly with thrown objects: pelted each other with snowballs. See Synonyms at barrage2.
b. Archaic To strike (someone) with blows, as with a club.
2. To hurl or throw (missiles): children who pelted stones at the neighbors' windows.
3. To fall upon; strike repeatedly: Hailstones pelted the tent.
1. To fall heavily or abundantly; beat: The rain pelted down all day.
2. To move at a vigorous gait: "A rider on a lathered horse came pelting down the Orange Plank Road" (Stephen W. Sears).

[Middle English pelten, variant of pilten, perhaps ultimately from Latin pultāre, to beat, variant of pulsāre, frequentative of pellere, to strike; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

pelt′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pelter - a heavy rainpelter - a heavy rain        
rain, rainfall - water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
2.pelter - a thrower of missiles; "the police were too busy to chase the pelters"
thrower - someone who projects something (especially by a rapid motion of the arm)
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