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.