shot put

a field event in which a heavy ball or shot is thrown or put for distance.
a single throw or put of the shot.

1895–1900 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
shot put
1.  an athletic event in which contestants hurl or put a heavy metal ball or shot as far as possible
2.  a single put of the shot

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Example sentences
Components will be installed in the infield for shot put, pole vault, and long jump events.
She is concerned with the proposed uses for shot put and a batting cage.
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