American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A trademark used for a plastic disk-shaped toy that players throw and catch. This trademark sometimes occurs in print meaning "a throw-and-catch game played with this toy”: "The Mall is a better place to play Frisbee with a dog” ( Los Angeles Times).
- n. A plastic disk that is thrown with a snap of the wrist so as to spin it to aid in keeping it aloft; used for recreation.
- n. The sport involving Frisbees.
- v. To throw something in the manner of a Frisbee.
- n. a light, plastic disk about 10 inches in diameter; propelled with a flip of the wrist for recreation or competition
- 1957, brand name Frisbee was trademarked in 1959 by Fred Morrison, later acquired by Wham-O. From an alteration of frisbie, applied to the disk game by U.S. college students who tossed pie plates from Mrs. Frisbie's Pies, Frisbie Bakery, Bridgeport Ct., since the 1930s. From the English family name Frisby attested 1226, from the toponym attested 1086 in Frisby on the Wreak, Leicestershire, from Old Danish Frisby ("Frisian village"). (Wiktionary)
“Every time someone searches the term Frisbee in Johannesburg, Google will show your ad.”
“But a Frisbee is also very different from an airplane wing.”
“The top of a Frisbee is slightly convex, and the bottom is flat.”
“Frisbee is still fun, but maybe we could get a newer one.”
“It was then that he added a pitch he calls his "Frisbee," a slow, sidearm breaking ball that made him look as if he was skimming a flat rock across a still pond.”
“Ultimate Frisbee is the sport I excell at, and I use the term very, very, very loosely.”
“The injection-molded polyethylene Frisbee is developed.”
“A Frisbee is a mixture of crystalline (ordered) and amorphous (disordered) polymer structures.”
“A Frisbee is made of polyethylene which consists of linked ethylene (CH2CH2) monomers.”
“Kennedy says Wham-O adopted the name Frisbee because that's what college students in New England were calling the Pluto Platters.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘Frisbee’.
With bows of great respect to Connie Willis, author of "Bellwether" and other wonderful books.
Brand names and/ or trademarks that are now used instead or alongside similar products' names.
"A trademark is any word, name, symbol, or design, or any combination thereof, used in commerce to identify and distinguish the goods of one manufacturer or seller from those of another and to indi...
Words that I used to know.
Looking for tweets for Frisbee.