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skeet

 (skēt)
n.
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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skeet

(skiːt)
n
(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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skeet

(skit)

n.
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skeet - the sport of shooting at clay pigeons that are hurled upward in such a way as to simulate the flight of a birdskeet - 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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For that matter, they were all loafing,--Buck, John Thornton, and Skeet and Nig,--waiting for the raft to come that was to carry them down to Dawson.
Unlike Skeet, who was wont to shove her nose under Thornton's hand and nudge and nudge till petted, or Nig, who would stalk up and rest his great head on Thornton's knee, Buck was content to adore at a distance.
Skeet and Nig were too good-natured for quarrelling,--besides, they belonged to John Thornton; but the strange dog, no matter what the breed or valor, swiftly acknowledged Buck's supremacy or found himself struggling for life with a terrible antagonist.
They were of the same large type as Thornton, living close to the earth, thinking simply and seeing clearly; and ere they swung the raft into the big eddy by the saw- mill at Dawson, they understood Buck and his ways, and did not insist upon an intimacy such as obtained with Skeet and Nig.
His first glance was for Buck, over whose limp and apparently lifeless body Nig was setting up a howl, while Skeet was licking the wet face and closed eyes.
Follow through for a skeet shooter, or anyone shooting moving targets for that matter, is just as important as it is to a golfer.
They have discovered that skeet shooting sharpens their sights and improves their skills, and shooting opportunities stretch from the Appalachian Foothills to the Gulf Coast.
I normally go with a skeet choke (.005), but if your gun behaves better with an improved cylinder (.010) or light-modified (.015), go for it.
Danka Bartekovaacute won the skeet competition, while two other Slovak shooters triumphed in the double trap mixed teams' competition in Leobersdorf.Slovak sports shooter Danka Bartekovaacute won a gold medal in the women's skeet at the 2018 European Shooting Championship Shotgun in Leobersdorf, Austria on Friday, August 10, when she hit 54 out of the 60 targets in the finals.
Andri Eleftheriou won Gold medal in women's skeet shooting for Cyprus.
It comprises Usman Chand (Skeet) Ghufran Adil (10M Air Rifle) Aamer Iqbal (Trap and Double Trap), Mohammad Farrukh Nadeem (Trap and Double Trap), and Mohammad Khalil Akhtar (25 M Rapid fire Pistol), Minhal Sohail (10 M Air Rifle) and Mehwish Farhan (10M Air Pistol).