Definition of short leet in English:

short leet

noun

Scottish
  • A list of selected candidates from which a final choice is made; a shortlist.

    ‘the club's chief executive has compiled a short leet of five names’
    • ‘Cast your mind back to the Open at Carnoustie, now restored as an Open venue and, until the short leet is refined, still technically a bidder for the Ryder Cup.’
    • ‘Jocky was not, of course, on the Hampden short leet.’
    • ‘It was Donald and his five nominees who whittled down the 12 original candidates to design the building to a short leet of five, of whom four were based overseas.’
    • ‘So the grand total is £100,000, lavished on people who, in a real parliament, would mostly be lucky to make the short leet for janitor.’
    • ‘Pat Nevin, the Fir Park club's chief executive, who has compiled a short leet of five names, admitted last night that a fresh approach may be the Motherwell board's preferred option.’

Origin

From short + leet.