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Definition of pelt:

  1. A blow or stroke from something thrown.
  2. The body of any quarry killed by the hawk.
  3. The human skin.
  4. The skin of a beast with the hair on; a raw or undressed hide; a skin preserved with the hairy or woolly covering on it. See 4th Fell.
  5. To strike with something thrown or driven; to assail with pellets or missiles, as, to pelt with stones; pelted with hail.
  6. To throw missiles.
  7. To throw out words.
  8. To throw; to use as a missile.

Synonyms:

knock, slam, douse, snow, switch, belt, crack, beat, box, armor, hair, bust, bombard, wham, bat, hide, bash, dab, brush, stroke, dander, clap, hook, fell, coat, wool, stinger, cutis, larrup, plump, tegument, well out, sock, down, welt, swarm, clout, rain buckets, hail, bop, fillip, exoskeleton, skin, spank, pick, thump, stripe, swat, slug, come down, whack, jacket, chop, dewlap, cuff, smack, thud, pullulate, aim, study at skin, rain cats and dogs, exoskeleton, pour out, wallop, beard, punch, rap, teem, poke, pound, drizzle, armour, buffet, swipe, pour, lash down, haymaker, peel, clip, thwack, whop, surface, hack, smash, lick, slap, decant, direct, barrage, rain, beat down, point, biff, bang, camouflage, lash, bomb, pepper, the heavens opened, stream, hit, fur.

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