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skeet

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noun
a form of trapshooting in which two traps are used and targets are hurled singly or in pairs at varying elevations and speeds so as to simulate the angles of flight taken by game birds.
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Also called skeet shooting.

Origin of skeet

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First recorded in 1925–30; supposedly as the result of a contest to choose a name for the sport (the winner claimed that the word was “a very old form” of shoot1)

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Other definitions for skeet (2 of 3)

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noun Poker.
a hand consisting of a nine, five, two, and two other cards of denominations below nine but not of the same denomination, being of special value in certain games.
Also called kilter, pelter.

Origin of skeet

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Origin uncertain

Other definitions for skeet (3 of 3)

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verb (used with object) Southern U.S. and British Dialect.
to spit (saliva or a mouthful of other liquid) from the mouth, especially between the teeth.
to splash; spray: Skeet some cold water on your face to cool off.

Origin of skeet

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First recorded in 1875–80; compare Scots skite, scoot in same sense, probably ultimately from Old Norse skýt-, first person present stem of skjóta “to shoot, launch, shove quickly”; see shoot1
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British Dictionary definitions for skeet

skeet
/ (skiːt) /

noun
a form of clay-pigeon shooting in which targets are hurled from two traps at varying speeds and anglesAlso called: skeet shooting

Word Origin for skeet

C20: changed from Old Norse skeyti a thrown object, from skjōta to shoot
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