Definition of heptathlete
: an athlete who competes in a heptathlon
Recent Examples of heptathlete from the Web
Day-Monroe qualified for her fifth IAAF World Championships as a heptathlete by taking third place in the USATF Outdoor Championships at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium.
His father won the pole vault at the 1992 Pre Classic and whose mother is a Swedish former heptathlete at LSU.
Diana Pickler, a heptathlete, was a five-time All-American during her time at WSU from 2004-07.
For a variety of reasons, Oregon didn't have a heptathlete this year.
Helena, Mondo’s Swedish mother, was a heptathlete and played volleyball at LSU.
Ashton Eaton, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon, and the heptathlete Brianne Theisen-Eaton announced their retirements in essays on their website.
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Origin and Etymology of heptathlete
blend of heptathlon and athlete
First Known Use: 1981See Words from the same year
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