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  • n. The act of competing in the track and field event of putting the shot, attempting to throw a heavy metal ball for maximum distance using a pushing motion (rather than a bent arm throw) due to the balls great weight.


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  • He had also been a reckonable tennis and squash player; at school, though not having an especially large or powerful physique, he had set a shot-putting record which stood for many years.

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  • Pagham Road, Boxing DayCBNew Year's Day Parade, London, New Year's DayThis event is themed for the Olympics and Diamond Jubilee, so we hope to see shot-putting Queen lookalikes among the parading cheerleaders, dancers, marching bands and all the Queen's horses.

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  • Ann Hodgman on The Jew of Home Depot and Other Stories by Max Apple: One of the pleasures of this book is that Apple makes you feel he knows everything about everything — or at least everything you know nothing about: shot-putting, running a liquor store or a car-salvage operation,

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  • I propose a field study measuring total distance obtained in bicycle propulsion comparing hammer-throwing, shot-putting, javelin-tossing, discus-throwing and caber-tossing bikes in carrier boxes.

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  • Tristan and Seb had spent the past two hours doing ghastly things like shot-putting and hurdle leaping and javelin throwing, and Seb, for one, was about ready to lie down and die.

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  • Consider This: Olga is one of those names that brings to mind shot-putting foreigners with stern faces.

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  • She looks like a member of the 1956 Soviet Olympic shot-putting contingent.

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  • And that's when he isn't throwing the discus, shot-putting and vaulting.

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  • He balanced the nine-pound stone on his right hand in best shot-putting style.


  • There was compulsory running, swimming, high jumping, working out on parallel bars, shot-putting, and throwing wooden hand grenades.

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