Pelt (?), n. [Cf. G. pelz a pelt, fur, fr. OF. pelice, F. pelisse (see Pelisse); or perh. shortened fr. peltry.]


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.

Raw pelts clapped about them for their clothes. Fuller.


The human skin.



3. Falconry

The body of any quarry killed by the hawk.

Pelt rot, a disease affecting the hair or wool of a beast.


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Pelt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pelted; p. pr. & vb. n. Pelting.] [OE. pelten, pulten, pilten, to thrust, throw, strike; cf. L. pultare, equiv. to pulsare (v. freq. fr. pellere to drive), and E. pulse a beating.]


To strike with something thrown or driven; to assail with pellets or missiles, as, to pelt with stones; pelted with hail.

The children billows seem to pelt the clouds. Shak.


To throw; to use as a missile.

My Phillis me with pelted apples plies. Dryden.


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Pelt, v. i.


To throw missiles.



To throw out words.


Another smothered seems to peltand swear. Shak.


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Pelt, n.

A blow or stroke from something thrown.


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