skeet

noun
\ 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

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Its 50 keys are scattered among luxury rustic-style cottages that sit alongside a creek on 3,000 pristine acres that are yours for hiking, skeet shooting, fishing and ranching. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "If You're Skiing the Rockies This Winter, Read This First," 4 Dec. 2018 In the Wallace family, Trivial Pursuit, skeet shooting, and mini golf matches can be equally cutthroat. Andrew Goldman, Town & Country, "Chris Wallace Is Fox News's Man in the Middle," 17 Nov. 2018 Visits—which can range anywhere from one night to three or four—are carefully curated, with staff on hand to serve meals, or to arrange a day of skeet-shooting, mountain biking or shark-watching. Amy Gamerman, WSJ, "Shopping for a Luxury Home? Now You Can Try Before You Buy," 2 Aug. 2018 Jim was an avid hunter who loved fishing and enjoyed his weekly skeet shoots with Bill Schwarm, who predeceased him in 2012. courant.com, "James A. Adams," 24 June 2018 Once complete, Winchester will offer five American trap fields, two international skeet fields and one bunker trap field in addition to 5-stand and sporting clays. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Franksville shooting sports club soon will take on an international flair," 16 June 2018 Civil War reenactors perform battles, antique autos and farm equipment are displayed, and black-powder and skeet shoots are demonstrated. Michelle L. Quinn, chicagotribune.com, "Upcoming summer events in Northwest Indiana," 13 May 2018 Guests can also go skeet shooting, snowshoeing, paddleboarding and hiking, and on the weekends, play laser tag games. New York Times, "Looking for a Weekend Escape? Here Are 5 Family-Friendly Options," 6 July 2018 Romney's summit will continue through Sunday and will feature a host of closed-door speeches as well as a chance to go hiking with Romney or skeet shooting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Marc Daalder, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan native Mitt Romney predicts Donald Trump will win big in 2020," 8 June 2018

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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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The first known use of skeet was in 1926

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