- (in classical Greece) a discus thrower
- a statue of a discus thrower
C18: from Latin, from Greek diskobolos, from diskos discus + -bolos, from ballein to throw
Examples from the Web for 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
Word Origin and History for discobolus
"discus thrower," from Latin, from Greek discobolos, from diskos "quoit, discus" + -bolos "thrower," related to ballein "to throw" (see ballistics).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper