hammer throw

noun

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 Former Lumberjack Brooke Andersen made it to Tokyo in hammer throw. Jeff Metcalfe, The Arizona Republic, 20 July 2021 Former Bearcats national champion track and field athlete Annette Echikunwoke will represent Nigeria in the hammer throw, while Jordan Thompson will play for the U.S. women's volleyball team. Keith Jenkins, The Enquirer, 20 July 2021 Berry, who also went to the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, raised her fist on the podium after winning the hammer throw at the 2019 Pan-American Games in Peru, which led to a one-year probation by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee. NBC News, 29 June 2021 On Saturday, the song happened to start while outspoken activist Gwen Berry was standing on the podium after receiving her bronze medal in the hammer throw. Eddie Pells, chicagotribune.com, 28 June 2021 Echikunwoke, a native of Pickerington, Ohio, whose parents are from Nigeria, will compete in the hammer throw. Keith Jenkins, The Enquirer, 14 July 2021 Missing the outdoor season last year didn't slow down Zaltos, who won the Big Ten hammer throw title this spring. Marcus Fuller, Star Tribune, 9 June 2021 On Saturday, the song happened to start while outspoken activist Gwen Berry was standing on the podium after receiving her bronze medal in the hammer throw. Eddie Pells, chicagotribune.com, 28 June 2021 On Saturday, the song happened to start while outspoken activist Gwen Berry was standing on the podium after receiving her bronze medal in the hammer throw. Eddie Pells, baltimoresun.com, 26 June 2021

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First Known Use of hammer throw

1898, in the meaning defined above

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29 Jul 2021

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“Hammer throw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hammer%20throw. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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