Definition of heptathlete
: an athlete who competes in a heptathlon
Recent Examples of heptathlete from the Web
His father won the pole vault at the 1992 Pre Classic and whose mother is a Swedish former heptathlete at LSU.
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Origin and Etymology of heptathlete
blend of heptathlon and athlete
First Known Use: 1981
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