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 On Thursday morning, the javelin and hammer throw will be conducted, starting at 8. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Poston Butte to host Desert Dream Last Hurrah Invitational track meet with safety measures," 9 June 2020 She and fencer Race Imboden protested on the podium at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru — where Berry won gold in the hammer throw. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "Olympic hammer thrower blasts USOPC CEO for 'equality' hypocrisy, citing previous protest," 3 June 2020 The former softball standout, who used track and field only to stay in shape, put America on the board in the quirky little world of the hammer throw, winning the country’s first world championship medal in the event Saturday — a gold one , at that. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Priceless: Behind Price, US wins 1st world gold in hammer," 28 Sep. 2019 Mulkeen graduated from Fordham in 2008 and was a two-year field captain for the track and field team, competing in weight throw and hammer throw, the university said. Rob Frehse And Ralph Ellis, CNN, "NYPD officer killed in the Bronx died by friendly fire, police say," 30 Sep. 2019 At HammermanUSA, potential hammer throw participants can train and compete all summer. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora facility looks to get young people interested in hammer throw," 7 June 2019 Berry raised her fist as the national anthem was played to honor her win in the hammer throw. Luis Andres Henao, SFChronicle.com, "Two Americans protest on medals stand at Pan Am Games," 11 Aug. 2019 Berry raised her fist as America's national anthem was played to honor her win in the hammer throw. Luis Andres Henao, courant.com, "Americans protest on medals stand at Pan Am Games," 11 Aug. 2019 Berry raised her fist as America’s national anthem was played to honor her win in the hammer throw. Luis Andres Henao, The Denver Post, "Americans protest on medals stand at Pan Am Games," 11 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of hammer throw

1898, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jun 2020

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“Hammer throw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hammer%20throw. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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