shot put


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

Examples of shot put in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s also the men’s shot put final in the stadium, while the men’s marathon runners will have to contend with stifling heat and humidity on the Doha seafront. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Day 9 at track worlds begins with false start for McNeal," 5 Oct. 2019 There are 10 events listed — 100-meter dash, 200, 800, 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles, high jump, long jump, shot put, javelin, and heptathlon, for her stellar four-year career as a Greyhound. Alex Bensley,, "Keeping track of a record-setting career for Arlington’s Abby Jones at Assumption," 27 June 2019 Meanwhile, Faviola Ramirez won her second consecutive girls’ shot put title with a 32-foot-6-inch throw. Vincent Nguyen, Glendale News-Press, "Looking Back: Girls’ lacrosse success highlights eventful year for Glendale," 14 Aug. 2019 Top girls finishers for the Eagles included Zyriah Riddick who placed third in the Girls 100-meter dash and Alyssa Markland who took third in the girls shot put. Gary Curreri,, "Carver Middle shines in county track meet," 14 June 2019 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 In Division 3, Emma Richards of Ozaukee was a powerhouse in the throws, winning the state title in the discus (158-01) and shot put (42-5 ¼). Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Here are the teams and athletes from Milwaukee area who won state titles in 2017-18," 20 June 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. CBS News, "LeBron facing final game with Cavs after Warriors' Games 3 win?," 7 June 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,, "Kevin Durant's 43 points puts Warriors on brink of NBA title with 110-102 win over Cavaliers," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of shot put

1887, in the meaning defined above

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16 Nov 2019

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The first known use of shot put was in 1887

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