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Definition of "peltry" [pelt•ry]

  • Undressed pelts considered as a group. (noun)

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 "peltry" in a sentence
  • "Nor would the theory account for the absence of a taboo in the lower savagery, nor for the totemistic character of the lady, nor, least of all, for the peltry which is the most picturesque, if not the most important, incident in this group of tales."
  • "Now it so happened that there was none of this kind of peltry at the fort of old Baranoff."
  • "Father Lalemant enumerates the kind of peltry obtained by the French from the Indians, and the amount, as follows."