shot put


Definition of shot put

: a field event in which a shot is heaved for distance

Other Words from shot put

shot-putter \ ˈshät-​ˌpu̇-​tər How to pronounce shot put (audio) \ noun

Examples of shot put in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the only other final Friday, Arizona’s Jordan Geist was seventh in men’s shot put, throwing 20.80/68-3. Arizona State signee Justin Robinson advanced to the men’s 400 semifinals, finishing eighth in the first round in 45.46. Jeff Metcalfe, The Arizona Republic, 20 June 2021 Due to weather conditions Saturday at Manchester Valley High School, the boys and girls discus, shot put, and pole vault events did not take place and are set to be completed Monday. Ryan Morse,, 29 May 2021 Also competed in track and field in the shot put and discus. San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Dec. 2021 With Tokyo 16 hours ahead of the Pacific time zone, the shot put and 110 hurdles finals will begin on Wednesday evening Pacific time. oregonlive, 4 Aug. 2021 Among the past events were the zucchini relay, squash shot put and blindfolded seeding. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 30 Aug. 2021 Or shot put silver medalist Raven Saunders, the 25-year-old who finished fifth in Rio and returned to medal in Tokyo., 5 Aug. 2021 Votto's opposite-field shot put the Reds ahead 1-0 in the second. Matt Carlson, Star Tribune, 28 July 2021 The Ohio State shot putter won two NCAA championships, two Big Ten Conference championships and set school indoor and outdoor shot put records. Kayla Harvey, cleveland, 15 July 2021

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First Known Use of shot put

1887, in the meaning defined above

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4 Jan 2022

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“Shot put.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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