Definition of decathlete
: an athlete who competes in the decathlon
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Dan O'Brien and Dave Johnson were American decathletes on a crash-course to compete against each other for Olympic gold at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
The three finalists are Tennessee sprinter Christian Coleman, Texas A&M sprinter Fred Kerley and Texas A&M decathlete Lindon Victor.
L&C decathlete Noah Avery is 14th after the first day of the NCAA Division III decathlon.
Oregon decathlete Mitch Modin's vlog continues to evolve.
Aboard the ferry, Matt meets David Burton, a bronze-medal winning decathlete turned sports announcer who claims to be God after dying in a rock-climbing accident and then rising from the dead.
RIO DE JANEIRO — The decathletes, long ago a source of greater fascination, were in no position Thursday night to be anything more than a warm-up act for the headliner Usain Bolt.
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Origin and Etymology of decathlete
blend of decathlon and athlete
First Known Use: 1962See Words from the same year
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