- 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
First recorded in 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for shot put
Only the shot-put, the 880 yards run, the pole-vault and the two miles remained.On Your Mark!
Ralph Henry Barbour
And Eve is going to qualify for the broad jump as well as the shot-put, I verily believe, said Laura.
Weve got Lou Potter to put right in her placein both the shot-put and the broad jump.
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
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
- 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
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