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 In the first 10 world championships to feature women’s hammer throw — from 1999 to 2017 — an American had never medaled. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, 28 Aug. 2023 While her daughters, now 42 and 39, went to the Ohio high school state finals in shot put and discus, the javelin and hammer throws are relatively new to Beacham, who enthusiastically picked up and worked on those skills. cleveland, 13 July 2023 Reuters reports that as soon as the race started, the shot put and hammer throw champion cautiously went over each hurdle, not knocking any of them down to prevent any deductions. Melissa Noel, Essence, 26 June 2023 In the women’s hammer throw. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 July 2022 Geist also was eighth in hammer throw. Jeff Metcalfe, The Arizona Republic, 9 June 2021 Katie Heacox won the CIAC state hammer throw that year. Lori Riley, Hartford Courant, 6 June 2022 Her marks in the indoor weight throw (21.81 meters) and outdoor hammer throw (68.21 meters) remain K-State records. Cindy Kuzma, SELF, 30 Nov. 2022 American Daniel Haugh finished first in his qualifying group for the men’s hammer throw and was second overall ahead of Saturday’s finals. oregonlive, 16 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hammer throw was in 1898

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“Hammer throw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hammer%20throw. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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