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  Definition of Pelt
  1. body covering of a living animal
  2. the dressed hairy coat of a mammal
  3. attack and bombard with or as if with missiles; "pelt the speaker with questions"
  4. cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile; "They pelted each other with snowballs"
  5. rain heavily; "Put on your rain coat-- it''s pouring outside!"
Similar Words: hide, skin, fur, pepper, bombard, pour, stream, rain cats and dogs, rain buckets

 

Hyponyms: astrakhan, bearskin, beaver, chinchilla, ermine, fox, lambskin, lapin, rabbit, leopard, mink, muskrat, otter, raccoon, sable, seal, sealskin, squirrel, lapidate, snowball, egg, sheet, sluice, sluice down

 

Entailments: throw

 

Derivational Morphology: skin, scrape, pelter, rain, pelting, downpour, cloudburst, deluge, waterspout, torrent, soaker

 

 
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