noun (plural discuses)
- 1A heavy thick-centered disk thrown by an athlete, in ancient Greek games or in modern field events.More example sentences
- As far as performance goes, athletes are throwing the discus more than two times farther than the Greeks did, but records aren't falling as steadily as they used to.
- Now allegedly just as the discus left the athlete's hand, a sort of gale arose and blew it many more metres than was expected.
- Their goal was to empower them to run faster, jump higher, throw the discus and javelin farther, lift heavier weights, and excel in all power events.
- 1.1The athletic event or sport of throwing the discus: she had placed first in the discusMore example sentences
- The strength events, javelin and discus, are my strength.
- The various competitions included field sports, discus throwing, hop, skip and jump, high jump and long jump, and running events.
- Kevin took bronze in both the pole vault and discus events.
via Latin from Greek diskos.
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