field event

noun

Definition of field event 

: an event (such as weight-throwing or jumping) in a track-and-field meet other than a race

Examples of field event in a Sentence

a discus thrower who excelled at all the field events

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The Highland Games traditionally involve a selection of events including the tug-o-war and the caber toss, alongside Highland dance competitions, bagpiping, and track and field events. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Queen Elizabeth Attends Church in Balmoral with Prince Charles and Princess Anne," 2 Sep. 2018 The following are podium photos of the winners and top eight placing athletes in each Class 3A, 2A and 1A state track and field event, plus results. Nick Daschel | The Oregonian/oregonlive, OregonLive.com, "OSAA Class 3A, 2A, 1A state track and field: Meet the winners and placewinners, top 4 teams, results," 19 May 2018 The field at TPC Potomac was, statistically, the weakest non-oppposite-field event field of the calendar year. Daniel Rapaport, SI.com, "FORE Questions: More Rules Headaches, Predicting Ryder Cup Rosters and Grading Tiger's Comeback," 3 July 2018 Classic Division competition begins at 2 p.m. with field events and track prelims. Buddy Collings, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Golden South Classic draws top talent from Alabama, Texas, Virginia," 18 May 2018 Other local athletes also advanced to the Masters Meet by earning top nine overall performances in their events, or top 12 in the 800 meters, 1,600, 3,200 and all field events. Matt Szabo, latimes.com, "Costa Mesa’s Tayla Crenshaw rises to occasion at CIF track and field finals," 20 May 2018 The Catamount women share similar balance to their male counterparts, scoring 81.5 points in field events and 68 in track events. Samford Athletics, AL.com, "Samford track & field teams head to VMI for 2018 SoCon Indoor Championships," 23 Feb. 2018 Robinson’s one leap highlighted field events West Orange junior Russell Robinson fouled on five of his long jumps. Buddy Collings, OrlandoSentinel.com, ""Region of Death" track and field report | West Orange girls, Brantley boys take titles," 26 Apr. 2018 There will be tug of war, field events, piping and drumming groups, a scotch tasting and a vendor area featuring all things Scottish. Yoshina Okamoto, Anchorage Daily News, "Coming up: Arctic Thunder, Scottish Highland Games and the return of Arlo Guthrie," 28 June 2018

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1899, in the meaning defined above

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field event

noun

English Language Learners Definition of field event

: an event in a track meet that is not a race

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