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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Another source of contamination there is the estimated 48 million clay targets that were used for skeet shooting over the marsh. Gregory B. Hladky, courant.com, "Connecticut’s largest saltmarsh to be restored using Superfund money," 20 Aug. 2019 Guests can bowl or play croquet, fish or go skeet shooting, ride horses or learn falconry. Ken Ward Jr., ProPublica, "Welcome to the Greenbrier, the Governor-Owned Luxury Resort Filled With Conflicts of Interest," 15 Aug. 2019 Outdoor amenities abound with a swimming pool, sports court, skeet-shooting range, bocce ball court, a fishing pond and two streams for canoeing. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property: David Arquette to go a couple rounds in the real estate market," 20 July 2019 According to the Journal the property has a swimming pool, a skeet shooting range, a bocce ball terrace, a guest house and a caretaker’s cottage. Gary Peterson, The Mercury News, "A look inside Joe Montana’s 9,700-square-foot Napa mansion that’s hitting the market," 16 July 2019 In addition, the grounds include a swimming pool, sports court, skeet-shooting range, bocce ball court, a pond for fishing and two streams for canoeing. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "Joe Montana’s 500-acre ranch relists for $20 million less in Calistoga," 12 July 2019 The property has a swimming pool, a court that can be used for basketball or tennis, a skeet shooting range, a bocce ball terrace and a large equestrian facility. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Joe Montana Relists California Estate at 41% Discount," 10 July 2019 Contractors will keep working on the 200- and 300-yard shooting lines and trap and skeet fields, according to the update. Lois K. Solomon, sun-sentinel.com, "Shooting sports park, one of largest in Florida, to open by end of year," 3 June 2019 The complex will feature five rifle and handgun ranges, five Olympic trap fields, six American trap fields, nine skeet fields and a 15-station sporting clays course. Lois K. Solomon, sun-sentinel.com, "Shooting sports park, one of largest in Florida, to open by end of year," 3 June 2019

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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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