biathlon

[ bahy-ath-lon ]
/ baɪˈæθ lɒn /

noun

a contest in which cross-country skiers, carrying rifles, shoot at targets at four stops along a 12.5-mile (20 km) course.
an athletic contest comprising any two consecutive events.

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Origin of biathlon

1955–60; bi-1 + Greek âthlon contest; modeled on decathlon
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British Dictionary definitions for biathlon

biathlon
/ (baɪˈæθlən, -lɒn) /

noun

sport a contest in which skiers with rifles shoot at four targets along a 20-kilometre (12.5-mile) cross-country course
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