Definition of shot-put in English:

shot-put

Line breaks: shot-put
(also shot-putting)

noun

  • An athletic contest in which a very heavy round ball is thrown as far as possible.
    More 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.

Derivatives

shot-putter

noun
More 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.

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