Pelt (?), 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.

Raw pelts clapped about them for their clothes. Fuller.

2.

The human skin.

[Jocose]

Dryden.

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.]

1.

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.

2.

To throw; to use as a missile.

My Phillis me with pelted apples plies. Dryden.

 

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Pelt, v. i.

1.

To throw missiles.

Shak.

2.

To throw out words.

[Obs.]

Another smothered seems to peltand swear. Shak.

 

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Pelt, n.

A blow or stroke from something thrown.

 

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