Meaning of sleet

sleet

Pronunciation: (slēt), [key]
— n.
  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. a mixture of rain and snow.
—v.i.
  1. to send down sleet.
  2. to fall as or like sleet.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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