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field event

an event in a track meet that involves throwing something, as a discus or javelin, or jumping and is not performed on the running track.
Origin of field event
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for field event
  • The longer he goes without winning a full-field event, the longer the questions will linger about his play.
  • Participants may enter either two track and one field event or two field and one track event.
  • High school, college and professional athletes competed in the three-day track and field event.
  • Spectators will be able to move to the other side of the stands to view other track and field event elements.
British Dictionary definitions for field event

field event

a competition, such as the discus, high jump, etc, that takes place on a field or similar area as opposed to those on the running track
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