pen·​tath·​lete | \ pen-ˈtath-ˌlēt How to pronounce pentathlete (audio) , nonstandard -ˈta-thə- \

Definition of pentathlete

: an athlete participating in a pentathlon

Examples of pentathlete in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The third-gen Continental made a leap in looks, turning the previous model's enforcer physique into that of a pentathlete. Jonathon Ramsey, Car and Driver, 14 Sep. 2021 Raboutou is just the seventh of what figures to be nearly a 600-person U.S. team, joining three open water swimmers, two modern pentathletes and a triathlete. San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Aug. 2019 Her father is a lawyer and her brother, Arthur, is an Olympic pentathlete. Morgan M. Evans,, 24 June 2019 Not so much for the pentathletes and archers and water polo-ers and fencers and other assorted quadrennials who play their games out of sight and out of mind. Bernie Lincicome,, 4 Aug. 2017 Alsop passed himself off as an Olympian and joined the Great Britan women's hockey team and modern pentathletes during a celebratory parade in Manchester last year. Chris Chavez,, 16 July 2017 Two modern pentathletes and one sailor were also barred as were one wrestler and six cyclists. Victor Mather, New York Times, 26 July 2016 See More

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First Known Use of pentathlete

1828, in the meaning defined above

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“Pentathlete.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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