[ shot-poo t-er ]
/ ˈʃɒtˌpʊt ər /


a participant in shot put.

Origin of shot-putter

First recorded in 1880–85; shot put + -er1

OTHER WORDS FROM shot-putter

shot-put·ting, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for shot-putter

  • There is a shot-putter, stopping a moment to chaff with a friend, stripped to the waist, his shirt in his hand.

    At Start and Finish|William Lindsey
  • Dick, this is Mr. Crocker, well-known in athletic circles as a shot-putter of much promise.

    Quarter-Back Bates|Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Billy Goode thinks the school can worry along through the year without him as a jumper or half-miler or shot-putter.

    Quarter-Back Bates|Ralph Henry Barbour