Saturday, January 13, 2007


1. precipitation in the form of ice pellets created by the freezing of rain as it falls (distinguished from hail).
2. glaze (def. 17).
3. Chiefly British. a mixture of rain and snow.
–verb (used without object)
4. to send down sleet.
5. to fall as or like sleet.


[Origin: 1250–1300; (n.) ME slete; akin to LG slote, G Schlossen hail; (v.) ME sleten, deriv. of the n.]

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