pelt
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, probably from pelett animal skin, from Anglo-French pelette — more at peltry Date: 15th century 1. a usually undressed skin with its hair, wool, or fur 2. a skin stripped of hair or wool for tanning II. transitive verb Date: 1596 to strip off the skin or pelt of (an animal) III. verb Etymology: Middle English Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. a. to strike with a succession of blows or missiles <
pelted him with stones
>
b. to assail vigorously or persistently <
pelted her with accusations
>
2. hurl, throw <
pelted snowballs at them
>
3. to beat or dash repeatedly against <
hailstones pelting the roof
>
intransitive verb 1. to deliver a succession of blows or missiles 2. to beat incessantly 3. to move rapidly and vigorously ; hurrypelter noun IV. noun Date: 1513 blow, whack

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(of a beast with the hair on it), , , / (with something thrown), , , , / , ,


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