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  Dictionary Definition of pelt

pelt [1]
verb (t)
1. to assail with repeated blows or with missiles; beat or rush against.
2. to throw (missiles).
3. to drive, put, etc., by blows or missiles.
4. to assail with abuse.
-- verb (i)
5. to strike blows; beat with force or violence.
6. (of rain) to fall very heavily.
7. to throw missiles.
8. to cast abuse.
9. to hurry.
-- noun
10. the act of pelting.
11. a vigorous stroke.
12. a blow with something thrown.
-- phrase
13. full pelt, with the utmost energy or speed: he ran full pelt down the road.
[origin uncert.; ? akin to PELLET ]
-- pelter, noun