shot put


: a field event in which a shot is heaved for distance
shot-putter noun

Examples of shot put in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In another, someone launches a giant metal sales trophy across the office like a shot put. Time, 10 Aug. 2023 Enter Email Sign Up Lexington was also boosted by signature performances from their elite stable of senior throwers, earning 20 points in shot put behind Allen Jiang’s victory (53-10.5), and respective third and fifth place efforts by Kaden Cassidy (50-02.50) and Jack Ngo (47-04.50). Matty Wasserman,, 27 May 2023 Sign up now to get top sports headlines delivered daily Here are the winners and losers from the Los Angeles Grand Prix: WINNERS Ryan Crouser sets another world record USA's Ryan Crouser is competing with himself in the men’s shot put. Tyler Dragon, USA TODAY, 27 May 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 Chase Ealey won the women’s shot put with a throw of 65-2¼. While throwers were breaking world records, new American records were set on the track in New Mexico. Will Lee For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 18 Feb. 2023 The two-run shot put the Tigers in front, 2-0, from the onset of the series opener. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 15 July 2023 The sophomore also excelled in shot put with top-seven finishes at counties, regionals and states. Jacob Steinberg, Baltimore Sun, 29 June 2023 Ryan Crouser The men’s shot put was a competition for second place because Ryan Crouser was competing with himself for gold. Tyler Dragon, USA TODAY, 10 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shot put was in 1887

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“Shot put.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

shot put

: a field event in which a heavy metal ball is heaved for distance

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