pelt

pelt
pelt1 [pelt] v
[Date: 1400-1500; Origin: Origin unknown]
1.) [T]
to attack someone by throwing a lot of things at them
pelt sb with sth
The marchers were pelted with rocks and bottles.
2.) [I and T]
to be raining very heavily
→↑pour
Rain pelted the windows.
It's pelting down out there.
the cold wind and pelting rain
3.) [I always + adverb/preposition] informal
to run somewhere very fast
Three huge dogs came pelting into the street.
pelt 2
pelt2 n
[Sense: 1-2; Date: 1400-1500; Origin: Perhaps from peltry 'skins, furs' (15-19 centuries), from Anglo-French pelterie, from Latin pellis 'skin']
[Sense: 3; Date: 1800-1900; Origin: PELT1]
1.) the skin of a dead animal, especially with the fur or hair still on it
→↑hide
2.) the fur or hair of a living animal
3.) (at) full pelt
BrE moving as fast as possible
Nancy ran at full pelt to the school.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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Synonyms:
(of a beast with the hair on it), , , / (with something thrown), , , , / , ,


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  • Pelt — (p[e^]lt), n. [Cf. G. pelz a pelt, fur, fr. OF. pelice, F. pelisse (see {Pelisse}); or perh. shortened fr. peltry.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pelt — Pelt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pelted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pelting}.] [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. To strike with something thrown… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • pelt — [pelt] verb I 1) [T] to throw a lot of things at someone or something Some of the players were pelted with cans and bottles.[/ex] 2) [I] to run somewhere very fast II noun [C] pelt [pelt] the skin or fur of an animal …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Pelt — Pelt, v. i. 1. To throw missiles. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To throw out words. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Another smothered seems to peltand swear. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pelt — Pelt, n. A blow or stroke from something thrown. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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