Definition of pelt noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//pelt//
; NAmE NAmE//pelt//
Parts of animals
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  • the skin of an animal, especially with the fur or hair still on it See related entries: Parts of animals
  • Word Originnoun Middle English: either from obsolete pellet ‘skin’, from an Old French diminutive of pel ‘skin’, from Latin pellis ‘skin’, or a back-formation from peltry.Idioms as fast as possible He ran full pelt to the bus stop.
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