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PELTER

 Dictionary entry overview: What does pelter mean? 

PELTER (noun)
  The noun PELTER has 2 senses:

1. a heavy rain
2. a thrower of missiles

  Familiarity information: PELTER used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PELTER (noun)


Sense 1pelter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A heavy rain

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

cloudburst; downpour; pelter; soaker; torrent; deluge; waterspout

Hypernyms ("pelter" is a kind of...):

rain; rainfall (water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere)


Sense 2pelter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A thrower of missiles

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Context example:

the police were too busy to chase the pelters

Hypernyms ("pelter" is a kind of...):

thrower (someone who projects something through the air (especially by a rapid motion of the arm))


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