Simple Definition of biathlon
sports : an event in which athletes ski over the countryside and stop to shoot rifles at targets
Full Definition of biathlon
: a composite athletic contest consisting of cross-country skiing and rifle sharpshooting
Origin of biathlon
1bi- + -athlon (as in decathlon)
First Known Use: 1958
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