Pentathlon Definition

pĕn-tăthlən, -lŏn
noun
An athletic contest in which each contestant takes part in five events (long jump, javelin throw, 200-meter dash, discus throw, and 1,500-meter run)
Webster's New World
In the Olympic games, a contest consisting of cross-country horseback riding, a cross-country run, swimming, foil fencing, and pistol shooting.
Webster's New World
(athletics) Modern pentathlon.
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Other Word Forms of Pentathlon

Noun

Singular:
pentathlon
Plural:
pentathlons

Origin of Pentathlon

  • Greek pentāthlon penta- penta- āthlon contest

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

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