verb (used with object)
to attack or assail with repeated blows or with missiles.
to throw (missiles).
to drive by blows or missiles:
The child pelted the cows home from the fields.
to assail vigorously with words, questions, etc.
to beat or rush against with repeated forceful blows:
The wind and rain pelted the roofs and walls of the houses for four days.
verb (used without object)
to strike blows; beat with force or violence.
to throw missiles.
to beat or pound unrelentingly:
The wind, rain, and snow pelted against the castle walls.
to cast abuse.
the act of pelting.
a vigorous stroke; whack.
a blow with something thrown.
an unrelenting or repeated beating, as of rain or wind.
(transitive) to throw (missiles) at (a person)
(transitive) to hurl (insults) at (a person)
(intransitive; foll by along, over, etc) to move rapidly; hurry
(intransitive) often foll by down. to rain heavily
speed (esp in the phrase at full pelt)
the skin of a fur-bearing animal, such as a mink, esp when it has been removed from the carcass
the hide of an animal, stripped of hair and ready for tanning
“to strike” (with something), c.1500, of unknown origin; perhaps from early 13c. pelten “to strike,” variant of pilten “to thrust, strike,” from an unrecorded Old English *pyltan, from Medieval Latin *pultiare, from Latin pultare “to beat, knock, strike.” Or from Old French peloter “to strike with a ball,” from pelote “ball” (see pellet (n.)) [Klein]. Watkins says the source is Latin pellere “to push, drive, strike.” Related: Pelted; pelting.
“skin of a fur-bearing animal,” early 15c., of uncertain origin, perhaps a contraction of pelet (late 13c. in Anglo-Latin), from Old French pelete “fine skin, membrane,” diminutive of pel “skin,” from Latin pellis “skin, hide” (see film (n.)). Or perhaps the source of the English word is Anglo-French pelterie, Old French peletrie “fur skins,” from Old French peletier “furrier,” from pel.
[pel-ter] /ˈpɛl tər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. Poker. 2 . noun
[pel-tyey] /ˈpɛl tyeɪ/ noun, Physics. 1. the change in temperature of either junction of a thermocouple when a current is maintained in the thermocouple and after allowance is made for a temperature change due to resistance. /ˈpɛltɪˌeɪ/ noun 1. (physics) the production of heat at one junction and the absorption of heat at the other […]
- Peltier element
noun 1. an electronic device consisting of metal strips between which alternate strips of n-type and p-type semiconductors are connected. Passage of a current causes heat to be absorbed from one set of metallic strips and emitted from the other by the Peltier effect
noun, Physics. 1. the heat gained or lost at a junction of a thermocouple due to the .