noun dis·cus \ˈdis-kəs\

: a heavy flat round object that people throw as far as they can as a sport

the discus : an athletic event in which people compete by trying to throw a discus farther than everyone else

plural dis·cus·es

Full Definition of DISCUS

:  a heavy disk (as of wood or plastic) that is thicker in the center than at the perimeter and that is hurled for distance as a track-and-field event; also :  the event

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Origin of DISCUS

Latin — more at dish
First Known Use: 1656

Rhymes with DISCUS

DISCUS Defined for Kids


noun dis·cus \ˈdi-skəs\
plural dis·cus·es

Definition of DISCUS for Kids

:  an object that is shaped like a disk and hurled for distance in a track-and-field event
Medical Dictionary


noun dis·cus \ˈdis-kəs\
plural dis·ci \-ˌkī, -kē\

Medical Definition of DISCUS

:  any of various rounded and flattened anatomical structures


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