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

Examples of skeet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The country club sits near the border of Willoughby and Kirtland, but residents of nearby Waite Hill and Willoughby Hills are also affected by the loud skeet shooting, the press release says. Jane Morice | Jmorice@cleveland.com, cleveland, "Concerned locals turn out on rainy Mother’s Day to protest skeet shooting at Kirtland Country Club," 9 May 2021 Around 2 million Model 12s found their way into sportsman’s hands for hunting, skeet, and trap. John Gordon, Outdoor Life, "3 Shotguns That Defined the Early 20th Century (and One That Was an Absolute Blunder)," 22 Mar. 2021 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, ExpressNews.com, "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

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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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Last Updated

15 May 2021

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“Skeet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skeet. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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