heptathlon[hep tat̸h′län, -lən]
heptathlon definition by Webster's New World
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an athletic contest for women in which each contestant takes part in seven events (100-meter hurdles, shot put, high jump, 200-meter dash, long jump, javelin throw, and 800-meter run)
Origin: hept(a)- plush (dec)athlon
heptathlon definition by American Heritage Dictionary
An athletic contest usually limited to women in which each contestant participates in the following seven track and field events: 200-meter and 800-meter runs, 100-meter hurdles, shot put, javelin throw, high jump, and long jump.
Origin: hept(a)- + (dec)athlon.