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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

shot′ put`(n.)

  1. a field event in which a heavy ball or shot is thrown or put for distance.

    Category: Sport

  2. a single throw or put of the shot.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shot put(noun)

    an athletic competition in which a heavy metal ball is hurled as far as possible


  1. shot put(Noun)

    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.


  1. Shot put

    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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