shot put

noun

Definition of shot put

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

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Other Words from shot put

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

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Monday’s shooting put an end to a three-day streak during which the city saw no fatal shootings. Sarah Meehan, baltimoresun.com, "Male victim fatally shot Monday in Brooklyn, hours after end of Ceasefire," 14 May 2018 Amaya King won the Greater Miami Conference discus and shot put titles for the fourth-consecutive season this week. John Snodgrass, Cincinnati.com, "Prospect Breakdown: Ursuline's Person, Mason's King highlight track standouts," 12 May 2018 Curry’s scoop shot put the Warriors up 98-97 and defensive specialist Andre Iguodala, who didn’t play in Games 1 or 2 because of a knee injury, came up with a steal under the basket. Tom Withers, BostonGlobe.com, "Warriors one win from sweeping Cavaliers in NBA Finals," 7 June 2018 The former high school tight end, defensive end, shot put and discus thrower capably replaced presumed starter Ed Dickson, who sat the entire preseason and remains on the Non-Football Injury list. Mike Vorel, The Seattle Times, "Rookie tight end Will Dissly brings the ‘cool’ in Seahawks’ season opener," 9 Sep. 2018 The two-day decathlon comprises of the 100 meters, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400 meters, 110 hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1,500 meters. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Former Arcadia athlete Tim Duckworth wins NCAA decathlon championship," 8 June 2018 Highlands Christian’s Sydney Blackburn is a candidate to win the girls’ 1A discus and shot put. David Furones, Sun-Sentinel.com, "What to watch for on Day 2 of state track and field championships," 4 May 2018 The decathlon consists of the 100-meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400 run, 110 hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw, and 1,500 run. Dearbea Walker, Philly.com, "Germantown Academy's Kyle Garland to compete in decathlon at under-20 world championships," 9 July 2018 There also will be event finals in the boys discus, triple jump and pole vault and girls high jump, long jump, shot put. Mark Stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Here is what you need to know about the state track and field meet," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of shot put

1887, in the meaning defined above

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