\ ˈskēt How to pronounce skeet (audio) \

Definition of skeet

: trapshooting in which clay pigeons are thrown in such a way as to simulate the angles of flight of birds

Examples of skeet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Caitlin Connor is one of the best skeet shooters in the United States. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, "Struggling to Hit Birds? Try This Midseason Shotgun Tune-Up," 29 Oct. 2020 Shot skeet for the first time yesterday, went fly fishing. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, "Former Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio's favorite moments with the Spartans," 30 Nov. 2020 Duck hunters can replicate shooting from a pit or blind by shooting skeet while seated on a 5-gallon bucket at each station and standing up after calling for the target. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, "Struggling to Hit Birds? Try This Midseason Shotgun Tune-Up," 29 Oct. 2020 The property has a trap and skeet shooting range, a stocked 8-acre lake with dock and a polo field. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Luxury Texas ranch hits the market for $21.6 million," 27 Oct. 2020 The team set out to solve a problem facing, of all people, skeet shooters. Krista Torralva,, "Now college freshmen, Alamo Heights grads are entrepreneurs," 25 Sep. 2020 Fortunately, most sporting clays courses have at least one station that throws a bird over your head from behind, and every single skeet field throws High House 1, which is an exact replica of the dove from behind. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, "The 10 Toughest Shots in Wingshooting and How to Make Them," 21 Sep. 2020 Take, for example, skeet-shooting in the Olympics, which used to be a mixed gender competition — until a woman won the Gold medal in 1992. Maggie Mertens, The Atlantic, "This Woman Surfed the Biggest Wave of the Year," 12 Sep. 2020 There are 14 skeet fields, and 14 pistol and rifle ranges too. Field & Stream, "The 10 Most Unique Shooting Ranges in America," 28 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of skeet

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for skeet

perhaps from Norwegian skyte to shoot

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“Skeet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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