discus discus  /ˈdɪs kəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an athletic competition in which a disk-shaped object is thrown as far as possible
  2. (n) a disk used in throwing competitions

Usage(s):

  1. Plucknett loses his recordNo one was more surprised than Ben Plucknett when he broke the world discus record this month with a toss of 237 ft.
  2. The Frisbee is held behind the back, with the arm stiff, and is released while the player is leaping in the air, with much the same motion as a discus throw.
  3. Besides winning the Big Ten championship in the shot put, broad jump and discus three years in a row, he has cleared the high jump at 6 ft.

News

  1. Partially-Undersea Water Discus Hotel To Be Built In the Maldives

    Zothecula writes "Polish architectural and deep-sea engineering company Deep Ocean Technology has inked a deal with Ridgewood Hotels and Suites Pvt. Ltd. to build its futuristic part-underwater Water Discus Hotel just off the shore of Kuredhivaru Island in the Maldives. 'The luminous hotel features two large disc-shaped lounges seven-meters above the water, housing a luxury restaurant and spa ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Slashdot

  2. Bogalusa’s Graves finishes 6th in discus

    Bogalusa’s Jalen Graves finished 2013 as the Class 3A’s sixth best discus thrower in Saturday’s state track and field meet at LSU’s Bernie Moore Stadium.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Daily News

  3. BHS’ Graves qualifies for state track meet

    Bogalusa discus thrower Jalen Graves has qualified for the Class 3A state track and field meet, which is be ing held May 4 at LSU’s Bernie Moore Stadium.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Daily News

Quotes

  1. "There will be a big party today, it is my day," the 28-year-old Kanter said. "Virgilijus is the best discus thrower ever and inspired me a lot in recent years. I think he will be back, you cannot count him out."
    on Aug 28, 2007 By: Gerd Kanter Source: Jamaica Gleaner

  2. "It is a different matter to discus the merits and demerits of capital punishment but when the apex court has given a ruling, it has to be respected," Advani said.
    on Nov 12, 2006 By: LK Advani Source: Times of India

  3. "I am happy that I won all three events, but I couldn't do better tonight as my grip on the discus was not up to my expected levels. But, I am focused to win both Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. My main goal is to reach 65 meter mark", said...
    on Jun 9, 2010 By: Krishna Poonia Source: Hindustan Times

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