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pelt

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noun \ˈpelt\

Definition of pelt

  1. 1 :  a usually undressed skin with its hair, wool, or fur

  2. 2 :  a skin stripped of hair or wool for tanning



Origin of pelt

Middle English, probably from pelett animal skin, from Anglo-French pelette — more at peltry


First Known Use: 15th century

Other Fur and Leather Terms

Rhymes with pelt


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pelt

verb

Definition of pelt

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to strip off the skin or pelt of (an animal)



1568

First Known Use of pelt

1568

Other Hunting and Fishing Terms


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pelt

verb

Definition of pelt

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to strike with a succession of blows or missiles <pelted him with stones> b :  to assail vigorously or persistently <pelted her with accusations>

  3. 2 :  hurl, throw <pelted snowballs at them>

  4. 3 :  to beat or dash repeatedly against <hailstones pelting the roof>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to deliver a succession of blows or missiles

  7. 2 :  to beat incessantly

  8. 3 :  to move rapidly and vigorously :  hurry

pelt·er noun


Origin of pelt

Middle English


First Known Use: 15th century


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pelt

noun

Definition of pelt

  1. :  blow, whack



Circa 1540

First Known Use of pelt

circa 1540



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