Definition of Hammer throw

1. Noun. An athletic competition in which a heavy metal ball that is attached to a flexible wire is hurled as far as possible.

Generic synonyms: Field Event

Definition of Hammer throw

1. Noun. An athletic throwing event where the object to be thrown is a heavy steel ball attached with wire (maximum length 4 ft (1.22 m)) to a handle. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hammer Throw

hammarite
hammed
hammed up
hammer
hammer-on
hammer-ons
hammer and sickle
hammer and tongs
hammer dulcimer
hammer finger
hammer headline
hammer home
hammer in
hammer nose
hammer out
hammer throw (current term)
hammer toe
hammerable
hammercloth
hammercloths
hammered
hammered dulcimer
hammerer
hammerers
hammerhead
hammerhead ribozyme
hammerhead shark
hammerhead sharks
hammerheads
hammering

Literary usage of Hammer throw

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1. Athletic Training by Michael C. Murphy (1914)
"CHAPTER XV THE hammer throw WE are indebted to the Irish and the Scotch for this event. It was developed there and then transported to this country, ..."

2. Apples of Istakhar by William Lindsey (1895)
"THE hammer throw WE are the children of the strong god, Thor; We hurl his hammer through the hollow sky; No task is this for feeble hands to try; ..."

3. The Athlete's Garland: A Collection of Verse of Sport and Pastime by Wallace Rice (1905)
"THE hammer throw. WE are the children of the strong god, Thor; We hurl his hammer through the hollow sky; No task is this for feeble hands to try: This is ..."

4. Technology Review by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Association of Class Secretaries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alumni Association (1900)
"Two Brown records were broken, the hammer throw and the discus throw. ... Wason won second in the hammer throw, but was protested on account of having been ..."

5. Handbook of Athletic Games for Players, Instructors, and Spectators by Jessie Hubbell Bancroft, William Dean Pulvermacher (1916)
"This is exactly like the field for the hammer throw or shot put. All rules, fouls, order of ... The usual form is some- hat similar to the hammer throw. ..."

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