HyperDic: pelter

English > 2 senses of the word pelter:
NOUNphenomenonpelter, downpour, cloudburst, deluge, waterspout, torrent, soakera heavy rain
person peltera thrower of missiles
English > pelter: 2 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningA heavy rain.
Synonymsdownpour, cloudburst, deluge, waterspout, torrent, soaker
Broaderrain, rainfallwater falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
Spanishaguacero, chaparrada, chaparrón, chubasco, diluvio, nubada, pelter, torrente, turbión
Catalanaiguat, bàtec, diluvi, ruixat, torrent, xàfec
Verbspeltrain heavily
English > pelter: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA thrower of missiles.
Example"the police were too busy to chase the pelters"
Broaderthrowersomeone who projects something (especially by a rapid motion of the arm)
Spanishlanzador, tirador
Verbspeltattack and bombard with or as if with missiles
peltcast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile

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