What does shot put mean?

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  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.
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She also medaled at both meets in the shot put, in the process helping the Rebels claim a pair of team titles.
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Chris Strickland, a member of the Mohegan tribe, will throw the javelin, shot put and discus and run the 100-meter dash.
Jeremy Hunt has introduced a new sport to the Games, to go with the discus, shot put, javelin.
Predictably, Eurasians dominate weightlifting, wrestling, and most field events, such as the shot put and hammer.
Women were banned from competing and spectating at the original Games, and shot put is barely 100 years old, so the direct linkage with the ancient past was tenuous.

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