Scheat

noun

Sche·​at ˈshē-ˌat How to pronounce Scheat (audio)
astronomy
: a red giant variable star of the second magnitude that is seen in the constellation of Pegasus
The top one is named Scheat, from the Arabic for "shin." It's an orange-red giant 200 light-years away, about 95 times larger than our sun and shining 300 times as brightly.Alan M. MacRobert, Boston Globe, 5 Sept. 2009

called also Beta Pegasi

Word History

First Known Use

1707, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Scheat was in 1707

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“Scheat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scheat. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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