Pelt rot
Pelt Pelt (p[e^]lt), n. [Cf. G. pelz a pelt, fur, fr. OF. pelice, F. pelisse (see {Pelisse}); or perh. shortened fr. peltry.] 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}. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

Raw pelts clapped about them for their clothes. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

2. The human skin. [Jocose] --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. (Falconry) The body of any quarry killed by the hawk. [1913 Webster]

{Pelt rot}, a disease affecting the hair or wool of a beast. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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