Definitions for shot put
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a field event in which a heavy ball or shot is thrown or put for distance.
a single throw or put of the shot.
Origin of shot put:
an athletic competition in which a heavy metal ball is hurled as far as possible
An athletics event where a competitor must hurl a heavy metal orb as far as possible. Because of the weight of the ball this is done with a pushing motion rather than a throwing motion.
The shot put is a track and field event involving "throwing"/"putting" a heavy spherical object —the shot—as far as possible. The shot put competition for men has been a part of the modern Olympics since their revival in 1896, women's competition began in 1948.
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