hep·tath·lon noun \hep-ˈtath-lən, -ˌlän, ÷-ˈta-thə-\
: an athletic contest for women that consists of seven running, jumping, and throwing events
: a 7-event athletic contest; specifically : a composite contest for female athletes that consists of the 100-meter hurdles, the high jump, the shot put, the 200-meter dash, the long jump, the javelin throw, and the 800-meter run
Examples of HEPTATHLON
- She won a gold medal in the heptathlon.
Origin of HEPTATHLON
(as in decathlon
First Known Use: 1977
heptathlon noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
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