shot put

shot put (uncountable)

  1. (athletics, uncountable) An athletics event where a competitor must hurl a heavy metal orb as far as possible. Because of the weight of the ball this is done with a pushing motion rather than a throwing motion.
  2. (athletics, countable) A trial of shot put.
  3. (athletics, countable) A ball used to perform the action of shot put.
Related terms
  • put shot
  • French: lancer du poids
  • German: Kugelstoßen
  • Italian: getto del peso, lancio del peso
  • Portuguese: arremesso de peso
  • Russian: мета́ние ядра́
  • Spanish: lanzamiento de peso, lanzamiento de bala

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