the shot put

noun

Definition of the shot put

: an athletic event in which people compete by trying to throw a heavy metal ball (called a shot) as far as possible

Learn More about the shot put

Statistics for the shot put

Cite this Entry

“The shot put.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20shot%20put. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

Comments on the shot put

What made you want to look up the shot put? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!