discus

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noun dis·cus \ˈdis-kəs\

Definition of discus

plural

discuses

  1. :  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 and Etymology of discus

Latin — more at dish


First Known Use: 1581



DISCUS Defined for English Language Learners

discus

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noun dis·cus \ˈdis-kəs\

Definition of discus for English Language Learners

  • : 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


DISCUS Defined for Kids

discus

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noun dis·cus \ˈdi-skəs\

Definition of discus for Students

plural

discuses

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


Medical Dictionary

discus

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noun dis·cus \ˈdis-kəs\

Medical Definition of discus

plural

disci

\-ˌkī, -kē\play play
  1. :  any of various rounded and flattened anatomical structures



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