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pentathlon

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noun pen·tath·lon \pen-ˈtath-lən, -ˌlän, ÷-ˈta-thə-\

Simple Definition of pentathlon

  • : a sports contest for men that consists of five different events

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pentathlon

  1. :  an athletic contest involving participation by each contestant in five different events; especially :  modern pentathlon

Examples of pentathlon in a sentence

  1. the winner of the Olympic pentathlon



Origin of pentathlon

Greek, from penta- + athlon contest


First Known Use: 1603

Rhymes with pentathlon


PENTATHLON Defined for Kids

pentathlon

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noun pen·tath·lon \pen-ˈtath-lən, -ˌlän\

Definition of pentathlon for Students

  1. :  an athletic contest in which each person participates in five different events




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