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1. pelt

verb. ['ˈpɛlt'] attack and bombard with or as if with missiles.

Synonyms

  • assail
  • attack
  • pepper

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • motionlessness
  • switch on
  • disengage

Etymology

  • pelette (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Pelt

  • svelte
  • smelt
  • dwelt
  • welte
  • welt
  • velte
  • melt
  • knelt
  • helt
  • heldt
  • felt
  • feldt
  • dealt
  • celt
  • belt

Example sentences of the word pelt


1. Noun, singular or mass
If you have a pelt, hold it by the butt while you clean it.

2. Verb, base form
They can pelt the ground even if the ground temperature is above freezing.

3. Verb, past tense
Place the mink pelt fur-side down on a flat surface.

Quotes containing the word pelt


1. The rain to the wind said,You push and I'll pelt.'They so smote the garden bedThat the flowers actually knelt,And lay lodged--though not dead.I know how the flowers felt.
- Robert Frost

2. One day I would have all the books in the world, shelves and shelves of them. I would live my life in a tower of books. I would read all day long and eat peaches. And if any young knights in armor dared to come calling on their white chargers and plead with me to let down my hair, I would pelt them with peach pits until they went home.
- Jacqueline Kelly, The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

2. pelt

verb. ['ˈpɛlt'] cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile.

Synonyms

  • lapidate
  • bombard
  • snowball
  • egg

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • decrease
  • praise
  • refrain

Etymology

  • pelette (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. pelt

noun. ['ˈpɛlt'] the dressed hairy coat of a mammal.

Synonyms

  • lambskin
  • beaver fur
  • fur
  • astrakhan
  • leopard
  • beaver
  • mink
  • muskrat
  • squirrel
  • bearskin
  • raccoon
  • seal
  • rabbit
  • chinchilla
  • muskrat fur
  • otter
  • sealskin
  • sable
  • lapin
  • ermine
  • animal skin

Antonyms

  • white
  • chromatic
  • saltwater
  • natural object

Etymology

  • pelette (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. pelt

noun. ['ˈpɛlt'] body covering of a living animal.

Synonyms

  • body covering
  • skin

Antonyms

  • idle
  • open
  • unseal

Etymology

  • pelette (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. pelt

verb. ['ˈpɛlt'] rain heavily.

Synonyms

  • pour
  • sluice down
  • sluice
  • rain down
  • rain cats and dogs
  • rain
  • sheet
  • stream

Antonyms

  • finish
  • evolution
  • show
  • unveil

Etymology

  • pelette (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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