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ham′mer throw`

a field event in which the hammer is thrown for distance.
ham′mer throw`er, n.
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Noun1.hammer throw - an athletic competition in which a heavy metal ball that is attached to a flexible wire is hurled as far as possible
field event - a competition that takes place on a field rather than on a running track
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Featuring BillTravers and Alastair Sim, the film tells the story of Highland schoolboy Geordie MacTaggart, who takes up body building and becomes so adept at hammer throwing that he is drafted into the British team for the Melbourne Olympics.
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Ed still holds the track and field distance records for both hammer throwing and shot put after over 30 years.
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Throughout the summer, children across RCT have received coaching on and pole vaulting, sprinting, discus, long jump, hammer throwing and javelin.
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