to attack or assail with repeated blows or with missiles.
to throw (missiles).
to drive by blows or missiles: The child pelted the cows home from the fields.
to assail vigorously with words, questions, etc.
to beat or rush against with repeated forceful blows: The wind and rain pelted the roofs and walls of the houses for four days.
to strike blows; beat with force or violence.
to throw missiles.
to beat or pound unrelentingly: The wind, rain, and snow pelted against the castle walls.
to cast abuse.
- un·pelt·ed, adjective
Other definitions for pelt (2 of 2)
the untanned hide or skin of an animal.
Facetious. the human skin.
- peltish, adjective
- peltless, adjective
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How to use pelt in a sentence
Still, some farmers fear that further coronavirus outbreaks could take down an industry that has struggled for over a decade with declining prices for pelts.Mink farmers are skipping to the front of the vaccine line — for an important reason | Dan Simmons | February 19, 2021 | Washington Post
It’s also likely that the living animals glow like their pelts, she says, as that’s been the case for all other known fluorescent mammals.A blue-green glow adds to platypuses’ long list of bizarre features | Christie Wilcox | November 6, 2020 | Science News
He sat for hours in an open booth, pelted by the elements, but he found the experience exhilarating.Charlie Brotman, Announcer of Presidential Inaugurals Since Truman’s | Sandra McElwaine | January 17, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
After being dragged from his truck, Denny was pelted with bricks and beaten within an inch of his life by a crowd of black men.
The storms brought winds gusting up to 90 miles per hour and pelted areas near the launch pad with hailstones.
At which point he was pelted on live television by an unidentified flying object—a direct hit to his left cheek.
His gunners pelted the unwieldy budgerows with round shot until they began to sink.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
It appeared on the trial that the soldiers were abused, insulted, threatened, and pelted before they fired.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2 | Egerton Ryerson
Mobs collected; soldiers filled the streets and were pelted.The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3) | Leslie Stephen
A torrent of the shafts fell all about us, and many pelted against our shields.Pharaoh's Broker | Ellsworth Douglass
When he tried to preach he was pelted with stones and mud and mocked on every side.A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines | Clayton Edwards
British Dictionary definitions for pelt (1 of 2)
(tr) to throw (missiles) at (a person)
(tr) to hurl (insults) at (a person)
(intr; foll by along, over, etc) to move rapidly; hurry
(intr often foll by down) to rain heavily
speed (esp in the phrase at full pelt)
- pelter, noun
British Dictionary definitions for pelt (2 of 2)
the skin of a fur-bearing animal, such as a mink, esp when it has been removed from the carcass
the hide of an animal, stripped of hair and ready for tanning
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