field event


noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. field day,
  2. field dependence,
  3. field drain,
  4. field effect transistor,
  5. field emission,
  6. field exercise,
  7. field glass,
  8. field glasses,
  9. field goal,
  10. field grade

Origin of field event

First recorded in 1895–1900

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British Dictionary definitions for field event

field event

noun

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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