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pelter

Definitions


[ˈpɛltə], (Noun)

Definitions:
- A dealer in animal skins or hides.


Phrases:

Origin:
Middle English; earliest use found in Feet Fines of Kent. Partly from pelt + -er, and partly from Anglo-Norman pelter, variant of peleter pelleter


[ˈpɛltə], (Noun)

Definitions:
- A person who pelts someone or something, especially with missiles.

- (chiefly humorous). A gun.

- A pelting shower, rainstorm, etc.

- (chiefly regional). A rage, a temper; a state of agitation.

- In plural. Scottish, informal. Verbal or written abuse; severe criticism. Especially in "to get (also receive) pelters", "to give a person pelters".


Phrases:

Origin:
early 18th century; earliest use found in Jonathan Swift (1667–1745), writer and dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. From pelt + -er


[ˈpɛltə], (Noun)

Definitions:
- An old, feeble, or inferior horse.


Phrases:

Origin:
mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Spirit of the Times: a chronicle of the turf, agriculture, field sports, literature and the stage. Origin uncertain; perhaps a transferred use of pelter, ‘in allusion to the mud thrown up by a horse's hoofs when traveling on muddy roads’ (Dict. American Eng s.v.), although it is unclear why this should apply particularly to an inferior horse; a connection with pelter is unlikely given the chronological gap; ironic use of pelter is also unlikely, as this is first attested later


[ˈpɛltə], (Verb)

Definitions:
- Especially of rain: to patter or beat down; = "pelt".

- To deliver repeated blows to; to go on pelting or striking.

- To move quickly or vigorously; = "pelt".


Phrases:

Origin:
late 17th century; earliest use found in Matthew Stevenson (d. 1684), poet. From pelt + -er




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