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skeet

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Pronunciation: /skiːt
 
/
(also skeet shooting)

Definition of skeet in English:

noun

[mass 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 pseudo-archaic alteration of the verb shoot.

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