Definition of discus noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdɪskəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪskəs//
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  1. 1[countable] a heavy flat round object thrown in a sporting event See related entries: Athletics
  2. 2the discus [singular] the event or sport of throwing a discus as far as possible See related entries: Athletics
  3. Word Originvia Latin from Greek diskos.Extra examples He regained his discus title after a few years. Her foot landed outside the discus circle and she was disqualified. She hurled the discus across the field.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: discus