Sche·​at | \ ˈshē-ˌat How to pronounce Scheat (audio) \

Definition of Scheat

: 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

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First Known Use of Scheat

1707, in the meaning defined above

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“Scheat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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