pelt

A pelt is an animal's skin, fur and all. If you are wearing a fur coat, you are really wearing a pelt (hate to break it to you).

Another meaning of pelt is to throw something at someone — over and over again. Attacking armies might pelt the enemy with bombs, and there's always some kid in the back of an elementary school classroom who tries to pelt his classmates with spitballs. Either way, there is an attack or bombardment involved. If you dare to wear an animal pelt in front of an animal rights activist, you might just get pelted with a tomato.

Definitions of pelt
  1. noun
    the dressed hairy coat of a mammal
    synonyms: fur
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    astrakhan
    the fur of young lambs
    bearskin
    the pelt of a bear (sometimes used as a rug)
    beaver, beaver fur
    the soft brown fur of the beaver
    chinchilla
    the expensive silvery grey fur of the chinchilla
    ermine
    the expensive white fur of the ermine
    fox
    the grey or reddish-brown fur of a fox
    lambskin
    the skin of a lamb with the wool still on
    lapin, rabbit
    the fur of a rabbit
    leopard
    the pelt of a leopard
    mink
    the expensive fur of a mink
    muskrat, muskrat fur
    the brown fur of a muskrat
    otter
    the fur of an otter
    raccoon
    the fur of the North American racoon
    sable
    the expensive dark brown fur of the marten
    seal, sealskin
    the pelt or fur (especially the underfur) of a seal
    squirrel
    the fur of a squirrel
    broadtail
    the fur of a very young karakul lamb
    Persian lamb
    the fur of a karakul lamb
    hudson seal
    muskrat fur dressed to simulate sealskin
    type of:
    animal skin
    the outer covering of an animal
  2. noun
    body covering of a living animal
    synonyms: hide, skin
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    body covering
    any covering for the body or a body part
  3. verb
    attack and bombard with or as if with missiles
    pelt the speaker with questions”
    synonyms: pepper
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    assail, attack
    launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with
  4. verb
    cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile
    “They pelted each other with snowballs”
    synonyms: bombard
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    lapidate
    throw stones at
    snowball
    throw snowballs at
    egg
    throw eggs at
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    throw
    propel through the air
  5. verb
    rain heavily
    synonyms: pour, rain buckets, rain cats and dogs, stream
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    sheet
    come down as if in sheets
    sluice, sluice down
    pour as if from a sluice
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    rain, rain down
    precipitate as rain
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