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heptathlon

[hep-tath-luh n, ‐lon]
noun
  1. an athletic contest for women comprising seven different track-and-field events and won by the contestant amassing the highest total score.
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Origin of heptathlon

First recorded in 1985–90; hept- + (dec)athlon
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British Dictionary definitions for heptathlon

heptathlon

noun
  1. an athletic contest for women in which each athlete competes in seven different events
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Derived Formsheptathlete, noun

Word Origin

C20: from hepta- + Greek athlon contest
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