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.

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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 forms of shot put

shot-putter, noun
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