Pentathlon meaning

pĕn-tăth'lən, -lŏn'
(athletics) Modern pentathlon.
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An athletic contest consisting of five track and field events, usually running races at two different distances, the long jump, and the discus and javelin throws.
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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)
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In the Olympic games, a contest consisting of cross-country horseback riding, a cross-country run, swimming, foil fencing, and pistol shooting.
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An ancient athletics discipline, featuring five events: stadion, wrestling, long jump, javelin and discus.
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Origin of pentathlon

  • Greek pentāthlon penta- penta- āthlon contest
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition