1 Rain containing some ice, as when snow melts as it falls.
1.1 US A thin coating of ice formed by sleet or rain freezing on coming into contact with a cold surface.
[no object]it sleets”, “it is sleeting, etc.
Middle English: of Germanic origin; probably related to Middle Low German slōten (plural) ‘hail’ and German Schlosse ‘hailstone’.
Barry prognosticated the precipitation, saying he expected the coast would mainly have sleet and rain. Inland, with lower temperatures, there would be significant snow.