Definition of shot put in English:

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shot put

Pronunciation: /ˈSHät ˌpo͝ot/


An athletic contest in which a very heavy round ball is thrown as far as possible.
Example sentences
  • We had a lot of pride in his performance in the shot-put and discus and in his gold medals and records.
  • Some of his shorter throws are delivered in a shot-put motion, as if the ball is filled with a heavy liquid.
  • Among the track and field events were the 100 metres, shot-put, high jump, and javelin.



Pronunciation: /ˈSHätˌpo͝odər/
Example sentences
  • The Auckland shot-putter has been hot property on the international circuit this season.
  • First she chooses to marry a shot-putter who is involved in steroid use.
  • Someone will use it to build a better sprinter or shot-putter.


Example sentences
  • And events like shot-putting and weight-lifting are tests of brute strength.
  • The farm boy from Iowa who grew up with rickets in one leg and a missing thumb wins the gold medal for shot-putting.
  • What I saw was that not only are we there, but that we were always there, and we're there in swimming, we're there in diving, shot-putting, rowing, we're there in every sport.

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