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pelota a court game in which the players hit a ball against a wall using a long basket tied to a wrist. [2 definitions]
pelt1 to attack by hurling missiles or by repeated blows. [6 definitions]
pelt2 the skin or hide of an animal, usu. fur-bearing.
peltate having the leaf stalk attached near the center of the surface of a leaf instead of at the margin.
peltry pelts or undressed furs collectively.
pelvic of or relating to the pelvis.
pelvic arch see pelvic girdle.
pelvic girdle in a vertebrate, the skeletal structure of bone, cartilage, or both to which the hind legs, fins, or the like are attached; pelvic arch.
pelvis in many vertebrates, the basinlike structure formed by the hipbones and other bones that form a ring near the base of the spinal column. [2 definitions]
pemmican a North American Indian dried food made of pounded shreds of meat, melted fat, and often berries, formed into a cake.
pen1 any of various instruments used for writing or drawing in ink. [4 definitions]
pen2 a small, usu. fenced enclosure for animals. [3 definitions]
pen. abbreviation of "peninsula," an area of land surrounded on nearly all sides by water, and connected to a mainland by a usu. narrow strip of land.
penal of, concerning, or giving out punishment, esp. according to law. [2 definitions]
penal code the body of laws of a country that relates to various crimes and offenses and their penalties.
penalize to inflict a penalty on (a person or group). [3 definitions]
penalty a punishment inflicted or incurred for breaking a law or rule or for violating an agreement. [4 definitions]
penalty box an enclosure to the side of a hockey rink where penalized players must stay.
penalty kick in soccer, a free kick from a point 12 feet in front of the goal and with only the goalie defending, awarded to one team to penalize a violation by the other team. [2 definitions]
penalty shot in ice hockey, a free shot at the goal taken by a player from the four meter line after skating in from the center spot, usu. awarded when the opposing team has illegally prevented a goal.
penance an act of punishment or self-discipline voluntarily undergone to show regret at having done something wrong. [2 definitions]