Meaning of pelt


Pronunciation: (pelt), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to attack or assail with repeated blows or with missiles.
  2. to throw (missiles).
  3. to drive by blows or missiles: The child pelted the cows home from the fields.
  4. to assail vigorously with words, questions, etc.
  5. to beat or rush against with repeated forceful blows: The wind and rain pelted the roofs and walls of the houses for four days.
  1. to strike blows; beat with force or violence.
  2. to throw missiles.
  3. to hurry.
  4. to beat or pound unrelentingly: The wind, rain, and snow pelted against the castle walls.
  5. to cast abuse.
  1. the act of pelting.
  2. a vigorous stroke; whack.
  3. a blow with something thrown.
  4. speed.
  5. an unrelenting or repeated beating, as of rain or wind.


Pronunciation: (pelt), [key]
— n.
  1. the untanned hide or skin of an animal.
  2. the human skin.
  3. naked.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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