skeet

noun

: 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 Derrick Mein will be favored in men’s trap, and Vince Hancock has a strong shot at his fourth skeet gold. John Powers, BostonGlobe.com, 26 July 2023 After winning final environmental approvals last month, the way was cleared for the decaying green towers that formed the bygone-era skeet range to meet the wrecking ball. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Feb. 2023 All Californians benefit from these programs — not just law-abiding hunters, skeet shooters and people worried about their own security. George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, 25 Sep. 2023 By 1971, the property had a motel, Western-style saloon and café, a swimming pool, rodeo, and a trap and skeet range. Anna Mahan, Country Living, 10 Sep. 2023 At the Lanai Archery & Shooting Range, which is managed by the Four Seasons Resort Lanai, visitors can get a taste of Lanai hunting culture by trying their hand at an archery course or shooting skeet or pistols with guidance from instructors who are also real hunters. Kathleen Wong, USA TODAY, 31 July 2023 There are three major clay pigeon shooting disciplines: sporting clays, trap and skeet. Josh Reed, Anchorage Daily News, 7 July 2023 In the women’s skeet shooting competition, Keller resident Austen Smith finished 10th on Day 2 of the semifinals and did not advance to the medal rounds, where Amber English’s victory helped the Americans seal their second skeet shooting gold-medal sweep in the last three Olympics. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, 26 July 2021 In our experience, this translated into either no new skeets generated throughout the day, to our What’s Hot or Popular with Friends feeds going into an updating frenzy that, if left alone, could go on for minutes. Sandra Gutierrez G., Popular Science, 8 June 2023

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Word History

Etymology

perhaps from Norwegian skyte to shoot

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of skeet was in 1926

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“Skeet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skeet. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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skeet

noun
: trapshooting in which clay targets are thrown in such a way as to simulate the angle of flight of a bird

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