Etymology
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sleet (n.)

c. 1300, slete, either from an unrecorded Old English *slete, *slyte, related to Middle High German sloz, Middle Low German sloten (plural) "hail," from Proto-Germanic *slautjan- (source also of dialectal Norwegian slutr, Danish slud, Swedish sloud "sleet"), from root *slaut-.

sleet (v.)

early 14c., from sleet (n.). Related: Sleeted; sleeting.

updated on October 10, 2013

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Definitions of sleet from WordNet
1
sleet (v.)
precipitate as a mixture of rain and snow;
If the temperature rises above freezing, it will probably sleet
2
sleet (n.)
partially melted snow (or a mixture of rain and snow);
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