Every sort of pelt, skin, or plumage was part of this collection.
I skinned him and hung his pelt on a tree; and, on foot, made my way into camp, after a fruitless search for my bronco.
Run to the farm as hard as you can pelt, and bring Turkey to meet us.
A dog never forgets a morsel, though you pelt him a hundred times with stones.
If you capture me you will get at the most no more than five thousand pieces of copper for my pelt.
The wind was dropping, so that the rain drove less in slanting sheets, but it seemed to pelt down all the more heavily for that.
Did you expect to pelt the enemy with these, or did you reckon upon no enemy at all?
The redder and browner sorts are also good for rugs as they are thick in the pelt.
However, they had not killed that dog for the sake of the pelt.
That beautiful snow out there—don't you want to tumble round in it and pelt each other with snowballs?
"to strike" (with something), c.1500, of unknown origin; perhaps from early 13c. pelten "to strike," variant of pilten "to thrust, strike," from an unrecorded Old English *pyltan, from Medieval Latin *pultiare, from Latin pultare "to beat, knock, strike." Or from Old French peloter "to strike with a ball," from pelote "ball" (see pellet (n.)) [Klein]. Watkins says the source is Latin pellere "to push, drive, strike." Related: Pelted; pelting.
"skin of a fur-bearing animal," early 15c., of uncertain origin, perhaps a contraction of pelet (late 13c. in Anglo-Latin), from Old French pelete "fine skin, membrane," diminutive of pel "skin," from Latin pellis "skin, hide" (see film (n.)). Or perhaps the source of the English word is Anglo-French pelterie, Old French peletrie "fur skins," from Old French peletier "furrier," from pel.