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shot put

n.
1. An athletic event in which contestants attempt to put a heavy metal ball as far as possible.
2. The standard ball used in this competition.

shot′-put′ter (-po͝ot′ər) n.
shot′-put′ting n.

shot put

n
1. (Athletics (Track & Field)) an athletic event in which contestants hurl or put a heavy metal ball or shot as far as possible
2. (Athletics (Track & Field)) a single put of the shot
ˈshot-ˌputter n

shot′ put`


n.
1. a field event in which a heavy ball or shot is thrown or put for distance.
2. a single throw or put of the shot.
[1895–1900]
shot′-put`ter, n.
shot′-put`ting, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shot put - an athletic competition in which a heavy metal ball is hurled as far as possibleshot put - an athletic competition in which a heavy metal ball is hurled as far as possible
field event - a competition that takes place on a field rather than on a running track
Translations
vrh koulí
kuglestød
kuulantyöntö

shot put

n the shot putil lancio del peso
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