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shot put

shot put Field event in which an athlete throws a heavy metal ball from a position close to the neck by means of a swift extension of the arm. The athlete must remain inside the throwing circle. Men throw a 7.3kg (16lb) shot; women a 4kg (8lb 13oz) shot. The shot put has been an Olympic event since 1909.

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shot put

shot put • n. an athletic contest in which a very heavy round ball is thrown as far as possible. DERIVATIVES: shot-put·ter n. shot-put·ting n.

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