shot put


noun

a field event in which a heavy ball or shot is thrown or put for distance.
a single throw or put of the shot.

Nearby words

  1. shot in the arm, a,
  2. shot in the dark,
  3. shot metal,
  4. shot noise,
  5. shot on goal,
  6. shot to hell,
  7. shot tower,
  8. shot up,
  9. shot-blasting,
  10. shot-putter

Origin of shot put

First recorded in 1895–1900

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British Dictionary definitions for shot put

shot put

noun

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 Formsshot-putter, noun

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