hammer throw


Definition of hammer throw

: a field event in which a usually 16-pound metal sphere attached to a flexible handle is thrown for distance

Examples of hammer throw in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other champions crowned were Wang Jianan of China in men's long jump, Pawel Fajdek of Poland in hammer throw (his fifth world title) and Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia in a women's 10,000. Eddie Pells, ajc, 17 July 2022 Rancho Buena Vista High alum Brooke Andersen won the hammer throw, and Katie Nageotte and Sandi Morris went 1-2 in the pole vault. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 July 2022 Weir finished fifth in the hammer throw with a best toss of 237 feet, 6 inches (72.41m). oregonlive, 20 July 2022 The full games start Saturday with athletic contests, which include tossing the caber (imagine throwing a telephone pole) and the hammer throw; pipe and drum competitions; highland dancing; and sheepdog trials. San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 June 2022 Hermiston’s Caden Hottman finished second in the hammer throw with a toss 204 feet, 9.75 inches. oregonlive, 21 June 2022 Not everyone wants to know why a certain skier fell in the slalom or those curlers went for broke with the hammer throw. Los Angeles Times, 18 Feb. 2022 Erich Sullins completed his Olympic trials debut with a ninth-place finish in the men’s hammer throw final. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, 20 June 2021 Berry placed third in the hammer throw to qualify for the Tokyo Summer Games in July. Harold Maass, The Week, 30 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of hammer throw

1898, in the meaning defined above

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3 Sep 2022

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“Hammer throw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hammer%20throw. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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