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pelter

[pel-ter]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that pelts.
  2. Poker. skeet2.

Origin of pelter

First recorded in 1820–30; pelt1 + -er1
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Examples from the Web for pelter

Historical Examples

  • Get it up here, do you mind, and let us know when Mr. Pelter's room is ready.

    Guy Deverell, v. 2 of 2

    Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

  • I put Pelter and Crowe in his track, but they could make out nothing.

    Guy Deverell, v. 1 of 2

    Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

  • If Pelter was rapid, decided, daring, he was also a little hand-over-hand.

    Guy Deverell, v. 2 of 2

    Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

  • You don't leave us, Mr. Pelter, till the afternoon, d'ye see?

    Guy Deverell, v. 2 of 2

    Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

  • On the positively rainy mornings, my walk is to Pelter Bridge and back.

    Harriet Martineau

    Florence Fenwick Miller