shot put

[ shot-poot ]
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  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 of shot put

First recorded in 1895–1900; shot1 (in the sense “projectile for discharge from a firearm”) + put (in the sense “to throw or cast”)

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British Dictionary definitions for shot put

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

Derived forms of shot put

  • shot-putter, noun

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