Definition of skeet in English:

skeet

(also skeet shooting)

noun

North American
  • [mass noun] A shooting sport in which a clay target is thrown from a trap to simulate the flight of a bird.

    • ‘Fausti guns are popular with trap, skeet and sporting clays competitors and, of course, with hunters.’
    • ‘He told me he also enjoys trap and skeet shooting with his daughters.’
    • ‘These events are an opportunity for the team to invite friends, family and others to try trapshooting, skeet and sporting clays.’
    • ‘Just because the guy who wins the gold for skeet shooting will never be a household name does not mean he has not dedicated the best part of his life to the pursuit of excellence.’
    • ‘Feedback is instantaneous, and the skills of trapshooting are easier and quicker to acquire than those associated with skeet or sporting clays.’
    • ‘When skeet shooting or bird hunting, those that ride high on the nose are preferred since you are shooting at objects moving upwards.’
    • ‘The Augusta is available in trap, skeet, sporting and field models.’
    • ‘For months I had been planning this Texas business trip, which also happened to include an afternoon of skeet shooting.’
    • ‘He hunts, skeet shooting, out for birds, and he has more exotic sports.’
    • ‘What if you're like me and only occasionally hunt waterfowl and mostly hunt upland birds like dove, quail, chukar and shoot recreational skeet and sporting clays?’
    • ‘If you're burned out on trap, skeet and conventional sporting clays, don't get depressed.’
    • ‘Each team must register in one division in either trap, skeet, or clays or any combination of those disciplines at their home gun club or shooting facility.’
    • ‘He was a self-made millionaire steeped in the world of golf, tennis, skeet, and riding.’
    • ‘One handful of twilight was left, but Brevet General Thurman Dynamics fit skeet shooting into his day.’
    • ‘That's big news for all those skeet, clay and trap shooters.’
    • ‘She got her competitive start in American skeet and won her first championships at age 13, gaining national attention’
    • ‘Whether the customer is hunting, shooting skeet or doing target practice, they're a year-round sale.’
    • ‘One winces when Georgie seeks praise for his skeet shooting, or when Muffy misses her serve again.’

Origin

1920s: apparently a pseudo-archaic alteration of the verb shoot.

Pronunciation:

skeet

/skiːt/