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1pelt

noun \ˈpelt\

Definition of PELT

1
:  a usually undressed skin with its hair, wool, or fur
2
:  a skin stripped of hair or wool for tanning
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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

chamois, fell, kip

Rhymes with PELT

2pelt

verb

Definition of PELT

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

First Known Use of PELT

1568

Other Hunting and Fishing Terms

chum, covert, creel, flense, pitfall, seine, skulk, spoor, trawl

3pelt

verb

Definition of PELT

transitive verb
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>
2
:  hurl, throw <pelted snowballs at them>
3
:  to beat or dash repeatedly against <hailstones pelting the roof>
intransitive verb
1
:  to deliver a succession of blows or missiles
2
:  to beat incessantly
3
:  to move rapidly and vigorously :  hurry
pelt·er noun

Origin of PELT

Middle English
First Known Use: 15th century

4pelt

noun

Definition of PELT

:  blow, whack

First Known Use of PELT

circa 1540
PELTS Defined for Kids

1pelt

noun \ˈpelt\

Definition of PELT for Kids

:  a skin of an animal especially with its fur or wool

2pelt

verb
pelt·edpelt·ing

Definition of PELT for Kids

1
:  to hit with repeated blows
2
:  to repeatedly throw (something) at <Children pelted each other with snowballs.>
3
:  to beat or pound against something again and again <Rain pelted on the roof.>

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