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Meaning of DISCUS

Pronunciation:  'diskus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a disk used in throwing competitions
  2. [n]  an athletic competition in which a disc-shaped object is thrown as far as possible

DISCUS is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: saucer
 See Also: disc, disk, field event, sporting goods, sports equipment



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dis"cus\, n.; pl. E. {Discuses}, L. {Disci}. [L. See
   (a) A quoit; a circular plate of some heavy material
       intended to be pitched or hurled as a trial of
       strength and skill.
   (b) The exercise with the discus.

Note: This among the Greeks was one of the chief gymnastic
      exercises and was included in the Pentathlon (the
      contest of the five exercises). The chief contest was
      that of throwing the discus to the greatest possible

2. A disk. See {Disk}.

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