\ 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 That makes people like me, who normally carry enough shells to stage a skeet match for a small army, quite happy. Michael Dickerson, Outdoor Life, "5 Reasons To Love The 28 Gauge," 14 Feb. 2020 Deputies responding to a skeet shooting report discovered pellets on the roof of a barn. Washington Post, "Loudoun County crime report," 22 Jan. 2020 The president and his aides are preparing for the next phase in part by wooing lawmakers, from invitations to sporting events to weekends of s'mores and skeet shooting at Camp David. Philip Rucker, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump’s GOP support hardens despite damning impeachment testimony," 24 Nov. 2019 Elizabeth is not into athletics but shows horses and can shoot skeet with the best of them. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "Stepping up: Lincoln Roth, in face of family tragedy, thrives as starting quarterback at New Pal," 14 Nov. 2019 Opportunities Wing & Barrel: Sporting clays, skeet and trap shooting has evolved into a private affair where those who love the sport don’t have many public ranges to go to. Tom Stienstra,, "Tom Stienstra’s Outdoors notes: Deer, bears, whales and more," 7 Sep. 2019 Another source of contamination there is the estimated 48 million clay targets that were used for skeet shooting over the marsh. Gregory B. Hladky,, "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

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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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29 Mar 2020

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“Skeet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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