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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.
Origin of shot put
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The shot-put came to Riverport, Dave Hanshaw proving himself superior at this sort of game to any of those entered in competition.

    Fred Fenton on the Track Allen Chapman
  • Only the shot-put, the 880 yards run, the pole-vault and the two miles remained.

    On Your Mark! Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Foster had already won the running broad jump and was in a fair way to win the shot-put as well.

    Winning His "W" Everett Titsworth Tomlinson
  • Weve got Lou Potter to put right in her placein both the shot-put and the broad jump.

    The Girls of Central High on Track and Field David Goodger (
  • And Eve is going to qualify for the broad jump as well as the shot-put, I verily believe, said Laura.

    The Girls of Central High on Track and Field David Goodger (
British Dictionary definitions for shot-put

shot put

an athletic event in which contestants hurl or put a heavy metal ball or shot as far as possible
a single put of the shot
Derived Forms
shot-putter, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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