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 Government representatives of one rural Illinois town gave away 100 free targets for trap, skeet or sporting clay shooting. Cindy Carcamostaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 28 Mar. 2022 Japanese YouTuber Raphael takes aim during skeet shooting practice. CBS News, 6 June 2022 Keller drove an old police car, shoveled horse manure at Urbanchek’s barn and shot trap and skeet. Los Angeles Times, 4 Jan. 2022 Kids and adults will have a hard time choosing between salmon fishing, skeet shooting, falconry, horseback riding, archery, off-roading, zip-lining, tennis and photography classes. Sherrie Nachman, Forbes, 4 Jan. 2022 The supply shortages cut across all varieties of ammunition, from shotgun shells for skeet shooting to the low-velocity .22 rounds used for training by the Anchorage Biathlon Club. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Dec. 2021 Troubadour’s outdoor activities include go carts, archery, skeet shooting, axe throwing and fishing. Shivani Vora, Forbes, 2 Nov. 2021 Americans Vincent Hancock and Amber English opened the shotgun events by sweeping skeet on Tuesday. BostonGlobe.com, 30 July 2021 With Amber English winning the women's skeet shooting competition, Americans swept the gold medals in the event. Olivia Reiner, USA TODAY, 26 July 2021 See More

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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

26 Jul 2022

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“Skeet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skeet. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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