[pel-ting] /ˈpɛl tɪŋ/
paltry; petty; mean.
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-tn] /ˈpɛl tn/ noun 1. a high-pressure impulse water turbine in which one or more free jets of water are directed against the buckets of the rotor. /ˈpɛltən/ noun 1. a type of impulse turbine in which specially shaped buckets mounted on the perimeter of a wheel are struck by a fast-flowing water jet
[pel-tree] /ˈpɛl tri/ noun, plural peltries. 1. fur skins; pelts collectively. 2. a pelt. /ˈpɛltrɪ/ noun (pl) -ries 1. the pelts of animals collectively
pelvi- pref. Variant of pelvio-.
- Pelvic axis
pelvic axis n. A hypothetical line curving through the center point of the pelvic plane of outlet, the pelvic plane of least dimension, the pelvic plane of greatest dimension, and the pelvic plane of inlet. Also called plane of pelvic canal.