skeet

noun
\ˈskēt \

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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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 Guests will have an opportunity to go skeet shooting with Ryan or hiking with Romney. CBS News, "Romney predicts Trump would "easily" win GOP nomination, second term in 2020," 8 June 2018 Non-golf attractions: spa and pool complex, shopping in quaint nearby towns, available skeet-shooting and fishing and a chance to read in a rocking chair on the famous veranda. John Paul Newport, WSJ, "The New Golf Vacation: Quicker, Easier and More Fun," 31 May 2018 Gymnast Marios Georgiou led the gold rush with his third medal on the Gold Coast -- in the men's parallel bars -- while Georgios Achilleos came out on top in the men's skeet shooting final to continue the nation's push for a record-breaking Games. Sandy Thin, CNN, "Yohan Blake defeated as South African springs shock victory in 100m final," 9 Apr. 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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