skeet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n skeet the sport of shooting at clay pigeons that are hurled upward in such a way as to simulate the flight of a bird
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Skeet (Naut) A scoop with a long handle, used to wash the sides of a vessel, and formerly to wet the sails or deck.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • skeet Swift; fleet.
    • skeet Keen; bold; brave.
    • skeet Swiftly; quickly.
    • n skeet The pollack.
    • n skeet A scoop. Specifically
    • skeet A dialectal form of scoot.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Etymol. uncertain

Usage

In literature:

Now skeet out ez fast ez the hosse's legs will tote ye.
"The Red Acorn" by John McElroy
On the few good days we could go up on the stern and shoot skeet.
"The Biography of a Rabbit" by Roy Benson
Not to mention my latest recruit, Mr. SKEET?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, September 8th, 1920" by Various
I can see the cap'n throwing water with the skeet against the sails to make 'em draw better.
"Left on Labrador" by Charles Asbury Stephens
It's Skeet Keyser; Skeet in shiny, thin-soled pumps, a pleated dress shirt, black silk vest, and a top hat!
"Torchy, Private Sec." by Sewell Ford
And in the winter we played skeeting on the ice when the water froze over.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
If you don't know how to lie very well, Skeet, just listen to me and foller the story I tell.
"Mitch Miller" by Edgar Lee Masters
Mrs. Thornhill's ravings, as described in Skeet's letter to Barbara, were merely delirium.
"The Million-Dollar Suitcase" by Alice MacGowan
If yo' can't, skeet out an' git enough t' down 'em an' git us out.
"Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6) Si And Shorty Meet Mr. Rosenbaum, The Spy, Who Relates His Adventures" by John McElroy
Offered for Sale at the exceedingly low prices for Cash only, by CHARLES SKEET, 10.
"Notes and Queries, Number 228, March 11, 1854" by Various
The girls finished packing in silence and were ready to go down stairs when "Skeets" stuck his head in the door.
"Janet Hardy in Radio City" by Ruthe S. Wheeler
Only trouble, the skeets most ate me alive.
"Into the Primitive" by Robert Ames Bennet
It was Abe, the foolish giant of the Skeets.
"King Spruce, A Novel" by Holman Day
Skeets had lived up to his disguise very thoroughly.
"The Wireless Officer" by Percy F. Westerman
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In news:

American Kimberly Rhode has record-setting day in skeet .
American skeet shooter Kimberly Rhode's gold gives her medal in five straight Olympics.
' Skeet ' O'Connell dies at age 96.
On Saturday, March 24, 2012, the men of Christ Community Church in Brazil will participate in a Fourth Culling of the Skeet .
Skeet Reese announces 2012 partners.
Photo courtesy of Skeet Reese.
AUBURN, Calif – Bassmaster Elite Series pro Skeet Reese.
No relation to skeet shooting.
Kids enjoy a day on the bay with Skeet .
Arthur Linwod " Skeet " Ellis III, age 77, the former owner/operator of A.L.
EDWARD EARL " SKEET " RICHARDSON.
Edward Earl " Skeet " Richardson was born Aug 13, 1955, to Mary Lois Richardson and the late Earl O.J.
Skeet departed this life on earth to be with the Lord March 25, 2011, at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
Skeet graduated from Goldsboro High School in 1973.
Skeet Ulrich exits 'Law and Order'.
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