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pelter

[pel-ter] /ˈpɛl tər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that pelts.
2.
Poker. skeet2 .
Origin of pelter
1820-1830
1820-30; pelt1 + -er1
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  • pelter and Crowe, you know—devilish sharp dogs—my lawyers in town—they are regular detectives, by Jove!

    Guy Deverell, v. 1 of 2 Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Get it up here, do you mind, and let us know when Mr. pelter's room is ready.

    Guy Deverell, v. 2 of 2 Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • I say, Mr. pelter, my friend Doocey wants you over there; they're at logger-heads about a law point, and I can't help them.

    Guy Deverell, v. 2 of 2 Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • On the positively rainy mornings, my walk is to pelter Bridge and back.

    Harriet Martineau Florence Fenwick Miller
  • Sir Jekyl marched Mr. pelter down the great stair again, intending to make the long journey rearward.

    Guy Deverell, v. 2 of 2 Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • But pelter and Japson knew that combination, didn't they, Dick?

    The Rover Boys in Business Arthur M. Winfield
  • When they turned the offices over to me, pelter made some sarcastic remark, stating I had better have the combination changed.

    The Rover Boys in Business Arthur M. Winfield
  • "You said pelter and Japson had gone for good," continued Sam.

    The Rover Boys in Business Arthur M. Winfield
  • If pelter was rapid, decided, daring, he was also a little hand-over-hand.

    Guy Deverell, v. 2 of 2 Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Maybe he got the combination, and gave it to pelter or Japson.

    The Rover Boys in Business Arthur M. Winfield
Slang definitions & phrases for pelter

pelter

noun

  1. An inferior horse; hay burner (1856+)
  2. A fast horse (1901+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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