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Etymology 1

From Old French pel (cognate with modern French peler) a skin, possible contraction of peltry "skins" generically.

Pronunciation

Noun

pelt

  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 4th Fell.
  2. The human skin.
  3. The body of any quarry killed by the hawk.
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Etymology 2

Possible contraction of pellet

Verb

Infinitive
to pelt

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to pelt (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To bombard, as with missiles.
    They pelted the attacking army with bullets.
  2. (intransitive) To rain or hail heavily.
    It's pelting down out there!
  3. To throw out words.
  4. (transitive) To beat or hit, especially repeatedly.
  5. To move rapidly, especially in or on a conveyance.
    The boy pelted down the hill on his toboggan.

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