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- n. a discus thrower
- n. a statue of a discus thrower
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A thrower of the discus.
- n. A statue of an athlete holding the discus, or about to throw it.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In classical antiquity, a thrower of the discus; one engaged in the exercise of throwing the discus; specifically [capitalized], a famous ancient statue by Myron (fifth century B.C.), representing a man in the act of throwing a discus.
Ancient Greek δισκοβόλος ("discus thrower"), from δίσκος ("discus") + βάλλω ("throw") (Wiktionary)