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Definition of "pelt" [pelt]

  • The skin of an animal with the fur or hair still on it. (noun)
  • A stripped animal skin ready for tanning. (noun)
  • To strike or assail repeatedly with or as if with blows or missiles; bombard: pelted each other with snowballs. (verb-transitive)
  • To cast, hurl, or throw (missiles): children who pelted stones at the neighbors' windows. (verb-transitive)
  • To strike repeatedly: Hailstones pelted the tent. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pelt" in a sentence
  • "The fact that not only compounds already existing may convert pelt into leather, but that a similar effect is obtained _inside the pelt_, by their components, is indeed of theoretical interest."
  • "The pelt is rather pretty if you're into killing stuff for that reason (and I don't)."
  • "Yer second pelt is goin to be with a crate of rotten tomaters."