Simple Definition of pentathlon
: a sports contest for men that consists of five different events
Full Definition of pentathlon
: an athletic contest involving participation by each contestant in five different events; especially : modern pentathlon
Examples of pentathlon in a sentence
the winner of the Olympic pentathlon
Origin of pentathlon
Greek, from penta- + athlon contest
First Known Use: 1603
PENTATHLON Defined for Kids
Definition of pentathlon for Students
: an athletic contest in which each person participates in five different events
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