Discus Dis"cus, n.; pl. E. {Discuses}, L. {Disci}. [L. See {Disk}.] 1. (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. [1913 Webster]

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 distance. [1913 Webster]

2. A disk. See {Disk}. [1913 Webster]

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