Heptathlon meaning

hĕp-tăthlən, -lŏn
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.
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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)
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(athletics) An athletic contest comprising seven events; contested mostly by women, for whom this is an Olympic sport.
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Origin of heptathlon

  • hept(a)– (dec)athlon

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • hepta- +‎ -athlon

    From Wiktionary