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  1. Present participle of pelt.


pelting (comparative more pelting, superlative most pelting)

  1. (obsolete) mean; paltry
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pelting (plural peltings)

  1. The act by which somebody or something is pelted.
    • 1830, Baptist Missionary Magazine (volume 10, page 88)
      [] the rain began to pour down in torrents, and we exposed our persons to the peltings of the shower rather than have our few books and remaining dry clothes injured.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.