Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A flat steel ring with a sharpened outer edge, thrown as a weapon.

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  • noun a disc-like throwing weapon originally from India.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Sanskrit; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Sanskrit चक्रम्, from Sanskrit चक्र (wheel, circle)

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