Skeet-shooting

skeet

1 [skeet]
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.
Also called skeet shooting.


Origin:
adopted in 1926 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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skeet (skiːt)
 
n
Also called: skeet shooting a form of clay-pigeon shooting in which targets are hurled from two traps at varying speeds and angles
 
[C20: changed from Old Norse skeyti a thrown object, from skjōta to shoot]

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skeet
form of trapshooting, 1926, a name chosen as "a very old form of our present word 'shoot.' " Perhaps O.N. skotja "to shoot" (see shoot) was intended.
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skeet definition


  1. n.
    a blob of nasal mucus. (Collegiate. See also skeet-shooting.) : God, Fred, there's a gross skeet hanging outa your nose!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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skeet-shooting definition


  1. n.
    the act of blowing one's nose by pinching one nostril and using no tissue or handkerchief. (See also skeet.) : There is nothing more disgusting than a bunch of college boys belching and skeet-shooting.
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