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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).]

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]

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]
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.
Thrilling end to Qatar Shotgun Open 2018 Championship Raajiv Tripathi DOHA Rio Olympic Games silver medallist Chiara Cainero of Italy and Czech Republic's former European championship silver medallist Jakub Tomacek came up trumps and wrapped up the Qatar Open Shotgun 2018 with Skeet gold medals on Thursday.
Italy's Chiara Cainero (centre) won the women's skeet event ahead of France's Lucie Anastassiou (left) and compatriot Diana Bacosi at Qatar Open Shotgun yesterday.
Razi, who is also coach of the team, said Pakistan has bright chances to secure medal in Skeet, Trap and Double because during the trials they achieved international standard scores.
RETIRING DIRECTOR of the Safe Staffing Healthy Workplaces Unit Lisa Skeet (right) believes that, after five years in the role, she leaves it in good heart.
Al-Shamaa was top in the skeet category, beating the Kazakh shooter.
com/2017/12/20/riverdale-season-2-jughead-mom-skeet-ulrich-neve-campbell/) TV Line , Skeet Ulrich, who plays the role of Jughead's dad, FP, named which actress he wants to play the role of Jughead's mom.
Summary: New Delhi [India], November 25 (ANI): India's top skeet shooter Mairaj Ahmad Khan was crowned national champion after a marathon final at New Delhi's Dr.