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  1. Precipitation consisting of generally transparent frozen or partially frozen raindrops.
  2. A mixture of rain and snow or hail.
  3. 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[edit]

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[edit]

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)