There are 2 definitions of pelt in English:

pelt1

Syllabification: pelt
Pronunciation: /pelt
 
/

verb

[with object]
1Attack (someone) by repeatedly hurling things at them: two little boys pelted him with rotten apples
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  • The officers were being pelted with missiles and were in serious danger.
  • ‘There have been a few occasions now when buses have been pelted with missiles and windows have been smashed,’ he said.
  • He'd been left out of the reindeer games for so long, and now here Dad was, pelting him with missiles.
Synonyms
bombard, shower, attack, assail, pepper
1.1Repeatedly hurl (something) at someone or something: he spotted four boys aged about ten pelting stones at ducks
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  • From some fifty feet away, the original storyteller said he had pelted several stones at the presumably expired alien thing.
  • He is reported to have pelted two stones at his relative, who retaliated by stabbing him.
  • Many stones were pelted at my car as I waited to negotiate the roundabout.
1.2 [no object] (pelt down) (Of rain, hail, or snow) fall quickly and very heavily: the rain was pelting down
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  • It was grey and miserable, the rain pelted down in sheets making it nearly impossible to see.
  • I can hear the sirens as the rain still pelts down.
  • Later in the night as I dropped off to sleep, I could hear more rain pelting down on the verandah, and I grumbled to myself about the washing that had been on the line since Wednesday.
Synonyms
pour (down), come down, teem (down), stream down, rain cats and dogs, rain hard
1.3 [no object] informal Run somewhere very quickly: I pelted across the road
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  • He changed directions at an immense speed, and pelted off into the jungle, tearing through the undergrowth for his life.
  • He ripped off his shoes, shoving them in his belt, then pelted forward, knocking startled onlookers aside.
  • My father raced past me, and I followed, pelting up the dock to where my mother had dived into the river.
Synonyms
dash, run, race, rush, sprint, bolt, dart, career, charge, shoot, hurtle, careen, fly, speed, zoom, streak; hasten, hurry
informal tear, belt, hotfoot it, scoot, leg it, go like a bat out of hell, bomb, hightail it

noun

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An act of hurling something at someone.

Origin

late 15th century: of unknown origin.

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There are 2 definitions of pelt in English:

pelt2

Syllabification: pelt
Pronunciation: /pelt
 
/

noun

1The skin of an animal with the fur, wool, or hair still on it.
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  • It had fresco brick wall sides peaking upward as if inside a tent, there were tanned pelts of animal skins as tapestries on the wall.
  • His cousins Paul and Tom, sons of his uncle Tom, ran a tannery plant, which closed in recent years, although it is believed that the brothers still deal in hides, skins, pelts and leathers.
  • It can be made from a variety of pelts and hides including leather, sealskin, mink, racoon, rabbit or pigskin in hundreds of different styles.
Synonyms
1.1An animal’s coat of fur or hair.
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  • Bengals, because they have pelts and not coats like domestic cats, shed very little, and cause less allergic reactions.
  • Denizens of coastal waters in the Pacific, sea otters were pursued for centuries for their thick, soft pelts.
  • Before hitting our first night's camp, we visit a man training a magnificent eagle to hunt foxes, whose pelts are highly prized by Russians for coats and hats.
1.2The raw skin of a sheep or goat, stripped and ready for tanning.
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  • Barely up to my shoulder, pale tan pelt, strips of white leather hanging in loops from her hips, rust-red curlicues dyed in the fur of her chest.
  • The defendants used a solvent in degreasing pelts at their tannery, which was located 1.3 miles from the plaintiffs borehole from which water was extracted for domestic use.
  • Opposite the fireplace, a bulky dark wood bed was draped in dark blue velvet covers and snowy white fur pelts, its sheets thrust to one side.
1.3 informal A person’s hair.
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  • The attractiveness of this man made me think of him, with his similarly shaved dark-brown crown and shadow beard and nappy pelt of chest hair, and I started to grow angry again.

Origin

Middle English: either from obsolete pellet 'skin', from an Old French diminutive of pel 'skin', from Latin pellis 'skin', or a back-formation from peltry.

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