shot put

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Origin of shot put

First recorded in 1895–1900 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of 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.

    The Girls of Central High on Track and Field

    David Goodger (

  • Weve got Lou Potter to put right in her placein both the shot-put and the broad jump.

    The Girls of Central High on Track and Field

    David Goodger (

  • The shot-put came to Riverport, Dave Hanshaw proving himself superior at this sort of game to any of those entered in competition.

  • 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

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 Formsshot-putter, noun
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