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Topic: ANIMALS

Sense: 1-2
Date: 1400-1500
Origin: Perhaps from peltry 'skins, furs' (15-19 centuries), from Anglo-French pelterie, from Latin pellis 'skin'
Sense: 3
Date: 1800-1900
Origin: PELT1

pelt

2 noun
     
pelt2 [countable]
1HBATIM the skin of a dead animal, especially with the fur or hair still on it [↪ hide]
2HBA the fur or hair of a living animal
3

(at) full pelt

British English moving as fast as possible:
Nancy ran at full pelt to the school.
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