the discus

Definition of the discus

  1. :  an athletic event in which people compete by trying to throw a discus (a heavy flat round object) farther than everyone else winner of the discus

Word by Word Definitions

  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

    :  the event

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