Definition of the shot-put noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the shot-put

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ðə ˈʃɒt pʊt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ðə ˈʃɑːt pʊt//
 
[singular](also shot-putting, putting the shot) Athletics
 
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the event or sport of throwing a heavy metal ball (called a shot ) as far as possible See related entries: Athletics
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: the shot-put