Meaning of discus

dis•cus

Pronunciation: (dis'kus), [key]
— pl. dis•cus•es, dis•ci
  1. a circular disk more than 7 in. (18 cm) in diameter and 2.2 lb. (1 kg) in weight, usually wooden with a metal rim and thicker in the center than at the edge, for throwing for distance in athletic competition.
  2. the sport of throwing this disk for distance.
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