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biathlon

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noun bi·ath·lon \bī-ˈath-lən, -ˌlän\

Simple Definition of biathlon

  • sports : an event in which athletes ski over the countryside and stop to shoot rifles at targets

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of biathlon

  1. :  a composite athletic contest consisting of cross-country skiing and rifle sharpshooting

Origin and Etymology of biathlon

1bi- + -athlon (as in decathlon)


First Known Use: 1958

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