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From Wiktionary




A man holding the pelt of a tiger
  1. The skin of an animal with hair on it; a raw hide; a skin with the hairy or woolly covering on it.
  2. The human skin.


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  1. (transitive) If you pelt somebody, you throw things at them and hit them.
    As soon as I got out of my car, my children started pelting me with snowballs.
    The angry mob began to pelt the police with rocks. Luckily, the police were wearing armour, so the rocks just bounced off of them.
  2. (transitive) If you pelt somebody with questions, words, facts, etc, you say those things quickly, without stopping.
    As soon as she got back from Africa, her parents started pelting her with questions about what it was like.
    Every time Daniel got home late, his girlfriend pelted him with accusations that he was visiting another woman, even if he had just stayed late at work.
    Every time I get back from vacations, my boss pelts me with demands and jobs before I can even sit down in my chair.
  3. (transitive) If one thing pelts against another thing, the first thing bangs or drums on the second thing.
    The rain pelted on the roof of the car so loudly that we couldn't hear each other talk.
  4. (intransitive) If you pelt someone, you hit them over and over again.
    The smaller boy tried to fight the bully, but he got pelted.
    The bully was still pelting the smaller boy when the police arrived. The bully went to jail for hurting the smaller boy so badly that he had to go to the hospital.