shot put


Definition of shot put 

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

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shot-putter \ˈshät-​ˌpu̇-​tər \ noun

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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,, "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,, "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 Anoush Krafian of Belmont won the girls’ pentathlon with 3,409 points, scoring first in the 100-meter hurdles, long jump and shot put. Josh Schafer,, "Reading’s Haley Lightbody soars in pole vault," 25 May 2018 The Poets did not win any events but came in with two second-places (long jump, high jump) plus four thirds (800 and 3,200 relays, shot put and high jump). Jeff Seidel,, "Dunbar boys, Poly girls lead weather-shortened Baltimore City track championships after one day," 11 May 2018 Houston-Shepard did tag him back for second in the 300-meter hurdles 37.81 to 37.83 Tomball's Riley Cross won silver at 41-4.5 in 5A girls shot put. Adam Coleman, Houston Chronicle, "Fort Bend Marshall claims third state track title in four years," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of shot put

1887, in the meaning defined above

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