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shot put

noun
1.
a field event in which a heavy ball or shot is thrown or put for distance.
2.
a single throw or put of the shot.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for shot put

shot put

noun
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
Derived Forms
shot-putter, noun
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