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.

Primary Meanings of pelt

1.
n
the dressed hairy coat of a mammal
2.
v
attack and bombard with or as if with missiles
Full Definitions of pelt
1

n the dressed hairy coat of a mammal

Synonyms:
fur
Types:
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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

n body covering of a living animal

Synonyms:
hide, skin
Type of:
body covering
any covering for the body or a body part
2

v attack and bombard with or as if with missiles

pelt the speaker with questions”
Synonyms:
pepper
Type of:
assail, attack
launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with

v cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile

“They pelted each other with snowballs”
Synonyms:
bombard
Types:
lapidate
throw stones at
snowball
throw snowballs at
egg
throw eggs at
Type of:
throw
propel through the air

v rain heavily

Synonyms:
pour, rain buckets, rain cats and dogs, stream
Types:
sheet
come down as if in sheets
sluice, sluice down
pour as if from a sluice
Type of:
rain, rain down
precipitate as rain

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