n. pl. dis·cus·es
a. A disk, typically wooden, plastic, or rubber with a metal rim, that is thrown for distance in athletic competitions.
b. A track-and-field event in which a discus is thrown.
2. pl. discus Any of several small colorful South American freshwater fish of the genus Symphysodon that have a disk-shaped body and are popular in home aquariums.
3. Something resembling a flat circular plate; a disk.
[Latin; see DISK.]
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Robert Harting of Germany at the 2009 DKB-ISTAF Golden League meet
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