pelter

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pelt +‎ -er

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Noun[edit]

pelter (plural pelters)

  1. One who pelts.
    • 2008, Outlook (volume 48, number 35, page 20)
      Young stone-pelters took to the streets and faced armed police who fired straight at them, killing several.
  2. (sometimes figuratively) A pelting; a shower of missiles, rain, anger, etc.
  3. (dated) A pinchpenny; a mean, sordid person; a miser; a skinflint.

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