Definition of 'pelt'
Example sentences containing 'pelt'
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As the birds hit the plane, it felt as if we were being pelted by heavy rain or hail. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Cops were pelted with bottles trying to disperse 4,000 people at the fight in warm weather in July. The Sun (2016)Whether things work so well at full pelt is another matter. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His idealism runs full pelt into entrenched interests and ends with mysterious forces ousting him. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It felt like the airplane being pelted by heavy rain or hail. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Did he have an unbroken pelt of hair from his forehead to his feet? Times, Sunday Times (2008)He said production suffered partly because the whole industry was running at full pelt. The Sun (2007)The couples are played at full pelt by the finest actors in town. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is sobering to swim at full pelt and apparently not go anywhere. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You thought he was running at full pelt and then he would just stop and go in a different direction. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They are running at full pelt. The Sun (2008)We don't need to wear any kind of fur or pelt or skins any more. The Sun (2011)We're coming out of the traps at full pelt. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Through the steam, we could see the plant while the rain pelted down and the wind raged. Times, Sunday Times (2014)At about 1am neighbours called police after fighting spilled into the street and their homes were pelted with bottles and crockery. The Sun (2011)He is pelted with bottles. Times, Sunday Times (2006)COPS were pelted with glass bottles from a car they were chasing, police said yesterday. The Sun (2016)One worried onlooker said: 'He was going full pelt. The Sun (2014)Some of the 1,000 demonstrators pelted police with apples, eggs and bottles. Times, Sunday Times (2007)That big noise, and the voices applauding it, go at full pelt for two hours here. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A witness said: 'All the cars were going full pelt. The Sun (2012)
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Used Occasionally. pelt is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'pelt'
British English: pelt NOUN
The pelt of an animal is its skin, which can be used to make clothing or rugs.
...a bed covered with animal pelts.
British English: pelt VERB
If you pelt someone with things, you throw things at them.
Some of the younger men began to pelt one another with snowballs.
Definition of pelt from the Collins English Dictionary
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