- (in classical Greece) a discus thrower
- a statue of a discus thrower
Word Origin for discobolus
Examples from the Web for discobolus
Historical Examples of discobolus
Wan hunder an' forty-nine an' a half—bad luck to ye, Discobolus!"Captains Courageous"
You are strong enough, certainly, but the art of the discobolus must be learned like any other.Homo Sum, Complete
It is so with the statue in our illustration called the Discobolus or Disk-thrower.Greek Sculpture
Estelle M. Hurll
But for our golfing suggestion some of the discobolus models serve us better.The Happy Golfer
He's god-like to look at; he's got a figure like the Discobolus, and the brain of a Dr. Watson.What Not
"discus thrower," from Latin, from Greek discobolos, from diskos "quoit, discus" + -bolos "thrower," related to ballein "to throw" (see ballistics).