American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An athletic event in which contestants attempt to put a heavy metal ball as far as possible.
- n. The standard ball used in this competition.
- n. athletics 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.
- n. an athletic competition in which a heavy metal ball is hurled as far as possible
“Shakily standing on the unstable crust, I faced the looming bear and raised the stone projectile to my shoulder like a shot put and, with a heave, let fly my only defense.”
“Chambliss’s shot put the Yankees back in the World Series for the first time since 1964, and so many jubilant Yankee fans poured onto the field that Chambliss never even got to round the bases.”
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