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A form of trapshooting in which clay targets are thrown from traps to simulate birds in flight and are shot at from different stations.
[Winning suggestion in a 1926 contest held by promoters to name the sport (then recently introduced), submitted by Gertrude Hurlbutt of Dayton, Montana, who derived it from a Scandinavian source such as Norwegian scyte, to shoot (from Old Norse skjōtaakin to English shoot).]
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(Shooting) a form of clay-pigeon shooting in which targets are hurled from two traps at varying speeds and angles. Also called: skeet shooting
[C20: changed from Old Norse skeyti a thrown object, from skjōta to shoot]
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a form of trapshooting in which targets are hurled at varying elevations and speeds so as to simulate the angles of flight taken by game birds. Also called skeet′ shoot`ing.
(Amer.; adopted in 1926 as the result of a contest to choose a name for the sport]
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|Noun||1.||skeet - the sport of shooting at clay pigeons that are hurled upward in such a way as to simulate the flight of a bird|
shoot - the act of shooting at targets; "they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer"
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