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English definition of “shot put”

shot put

noun [S] uk   us  
a sports competition in which a heavy metal ball is thrown from the shoulder as far as possible: He's practising for the shot put.Athletics
shot-putter
noun [C] uk   us  
a person who competes in the shot putAthleticsCompetitors and participants in sports and games
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