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Sleet definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. A fall of hail or snow and rain together, usually in fine particles.
2. In gunnery, the part of the mortar passing form the chamber to the trunnions for strengthening that part.
SLEET, v.i. To snow or hail with a mixture of rain.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: partially melted snow (or a mixture of rain and snow) v
1: precipitate as a mixture of rain and snow; "If the temperature rises above freezing, it will probably sleet"

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English slete; akin to Middle High German sl?z hailstone Date: 13th century frozen or partly frozen rain sleety adjective II. intransitive verb Date: 14th century to shower sleet

NOAA Weather Glossary

Rain drops that freeze into ice pellets before reaching theground. Sleet usually bounces when hitting a surface and does not stick to objects.Forms when snow enters a warm layer of air above the surface and melts and then enters adeep layer of sub freezing air near the surface and refreezes.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a mixture of snow and rain falling together. 2 hail or snow melting as it falls. 3 US a thin coating of ice. --v.intr. (prec. by it as subject) sleet falls (it is sleeting; if it sleets). Derivatives: sleety adj. Etymology: ME prob. f. OE: rel. to MLG sloten (pl.) hail, MHG sloz(e) f. Gmc

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sleet Sleet, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sleeted; p. pr. & vb. n. Sleeting.] To snow or hail with a mixture of rain.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sleet Sleet, n. (Gun.) The part of a mortar extending from the chamber to the trunnions.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sleet Sleet, n. [OE. sleet; akin to MHG. sl?z, sl?ze hailstone, G. schlosse; of uncertain origin.] Hail or snow, mingled with rain, usually falling, or driven by the wind, in fine particles.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Sleet is rain that is partly frozen. ...blinding snow, driving sleet and wind.

Moby Thesaurus

Dry Ice, berg, calf, cryosphere, firn, floe, frazil, frost, frozen water, glaciation, glacier, glacieret, glaze, glazed frost, granular snow, ground ice, growler, hail, ice, ice banner, ice barrier, ice belt, ice cave, ice cubes, ice dike, ice field, ice floe, ice foot, ice front, ice island, ice needle, ice over, ice pack, ice pinnacle, ice raft, ice sheet, ice up, iceberg, icefall, icequake, icicle, jokul, lolly, neve, nieve penitente, pack ice, serac, shelf ice, slob, sludge, snow, snow ice, snow in, snow under, snowberg


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