[ shot-poot-er ]

  1. a participant in shot put.

Origin of shot-putter

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

Other words from shot-putter

  • shot-putting, noun

Words Nearby shot-putter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use shot-putter in a sentence

  • I thought I was bein' humorous; for Dudley's about as much of a lady's man as he is a heavy 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
  • I am going to win a whole point for the school if I am champion shot-putter.

    The Girls of Central High on Track and Field | David Goodger (