What does "prate" mean?

What does "prate" mean?

From http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prate:
To talk long and idly : CHATTER

Eno River Sunrise

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Another Skeet Milestone

Location: Durham County Wildlife Club

After some encouragement by skeet cronies I decided it was time to try my hand at some skeet tournaments.  As with many sports there are different divisions for different skill levels.  In skeet you shoot a round of "registered birds" under the supervision of a certified official in order to set your level.  I signed up for a set of 100 (4 rounds of 25) registered birds so I would be ready when the chance came.

I had a 21 on my first round, which was OK since I have been averaging between 21 and 22 per round.  I then got hot and ran 25 on my second round, earning me the right to have my hat shot by my squadmates.  My focus then fell off (just like it did on my previous 25) and I had an 18.  I recovered a bit on the last round for a 21 and a total of 85.

Here is a picture of my score card:

Below is what my hat looked like after my squadmates were done: