- Precipitation consisting of generally transparent frozen or partially frozen raindrops.
- A mixture of rain and snow or hail.
- A thin icy coating that forms when rain or sleet freezes, as on trees or streets.
I am aware of the second meaning only, which is the one added when I created the page. Dmh has replaced this with the third meaning. I will restore mine and leave Dmh's as a second meaning. -- Paul G 17:15, 21 Apr 2004 (UTC)
To be precise
Skeat's expression, as quoted in German, mentions from Scand.. I have written Old Norse, since until Snorri Sturluson the languages had not begun to differentiate, if it is borowed into English in a later time, I do not know how one ought to alter the expression... Any suggestions? Bogorm 09:39, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
Translations are for second meaning
It seems to me that all the translations are referring to the mixture of rain and snow, and not to the balls of ice (ice pellets). At least I can confirm that the Italian translation is referring to the second meaning. Shall we give this page a major review? Alfredo 08:50, 5 Feb 2008 (GMT)
- I agree that the first definition is rather diffuse, and can both relate to regular snow and hails. I guess this is not ever called sleet?--Event 21:41, 30 September 2009 (UTC)