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skeet

Syllabification: skeet
Pronunciation: /skēt
 
/
(also skeet shooting)

Definition of skeet in English:

noun

North American
A shooting sport in which a clay target is thrown from a trap to simulate the flight of a bird.
Example sentences
  • These events are an opportunity for the team to invite friends, family and others to try trapshooting, skeet and sporting clays.
  • Fausti guns are popular with trap, skeet and sporting clays competitors and, of course, with hunters.
  • That's big news for all those skeet, clay and trap shooters.

Origin

1920s: apparently a pseudoarchaic alteration of the verb shoot.

Derivatives

skeet shooter

1
noun
Example sentences
  • As a long term, competitive skeet shooter I enjoyed reading about Mr. Bodinson's joy in discovering sub-gauge, conversion tubes for shotguns.
  • The skeet shooters will have to train harder to make their mark at the international level.
  • Most of the lead shot fired by hunters and skeet shooters miss their target and are dispersed into the environment.

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