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pelt1 / pelt/ • v. [tr.] attack (someone) by repeatedly hurling things at them: two little boys pelted him with rotten apples. ∎  hurl (something) at someone or something in this way: he spotted four boys aged about ten pelting stones at ducks. ∎  [intr.] (pelt down) (of rain, hail, or snow) fall quickly and very heavily: the rain was pelting down. ∎  [intr.] inf. run somewhere very quickly: I pelted across the road.• n. archaic an act of hurling something at someone.pelt2 • n. the skin of an animal with the fur, wool, or hair still on it. ∎  an animal's coat of fur or hair. ∎  the raw skin of a sheep or goat, stripped and ready for tanning. ∎ inf. a person's hair.

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