shot-putting

\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷\ noun
Etymology: shot (I) + putting (after the phrase put the shot)
: the act or practice of putting the shot in a field event

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the ˈshot-put [shot-put shot-puts] noun singular (also ˈshot-putting, ˌputting the ˈshot)
the event or sport of throwing a heavy metal ball (called a ↑shot) as far as possible
See also: ↑shot-putting

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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