hammer throw
noun Date: 1898 a field event in which a usually 16-pound metal sphere attached to a flexible handle is thrown for distance

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  • hammer throw — hammer thrower. Track. a field event in which the hammer is thrown for distance. * * * Athletic event in which a hammer is thrown for distance. The hammer consists of a 16 lb (7.26 kg) metal ball attached to a spring steel wire handle that… …   Universalium

  • Hammer throw — The modern or Olympic is an athletic throwing event where the object is to throw a heavy metal ball attached to a wire and handle. The name hammer throw is derived from older competitions where an actual sledge hammer was thrown. Such… …   Wikipedia

  • hammer throw — noun an athletic competition in which a heavy metal ball that is attached to a flexible wire is hurled as far as possible • Hypernyms: ↑field event * * * noun : a field event in which a metal sphere attached to a flexible handle is hurled for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hammer throw — ham′mer throw n. spo a field event in which the hammer is thrown for distance • Etymology: 1920–25 ham′mer throw er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • hammer throw — /ˈhæmə θroʊ/ (say hamuh throh) noun an event in field athletics in which competitors attempt to throw a hammer (hammer1 def. 6) as far as they can. –hammer thrower, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • hammer throw — 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 …   Wiktionary

  • Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics - Men's hammer throw — The men s hammer throw at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entrylist of 30 competitors, with two qualifying groups before the final (12) took place on Monday September 26, 1988.MedalistsQualifying Round*Held on Sunday 1988 09 …   Wikipedia

  • Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics - Men's hammer throw — These are the official results of the men s hammer throw event at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. There were a total number of 23 participating athletes. Medalists:* Giampaolo Urlando finished fourth at 75.96 metres but the… …   Wikipedia

  • Athletics at the 1992 Summer Olympics - Men's hammer throw — These are the official results of the Men s Hammer Throw event at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. There were a total number of 27 participating athletes. MedalistsQualificationee also* 1990 Men s European Championships Hammer Throw… …   Wikipedia

  • the hammer throw — ↑hammer 5b, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑hammer throw …   Useful english dictionary

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