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.
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Origin of field event
First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for 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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