1 the dressed hairy coat of a mammal [syn: fur]
1 cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile; "They pelted each other with snowballs" [syn: bombard]
2 attack and bombard with or as if with missiles; "pelt the speaker with questions" [syn: pepper]
3 rain heavily; "Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!" [syn: pour, stream, rain cats and dogs, rain buckets]
Etymology 1From pel (cognate with modern French peler) a skin, possible contraction of peltry "skins" generically.
- Rhymes: -ɛlt
- 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.
- The human skin.
- The body of any quarry killed by the hawk.
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
The human skin
The body of any quarry killed by the hawk
Etymology 2Possible contraction of pellet
Pelt may refer to:
pelt in Russian: Шкура
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