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pentathlon

[ pen-tath-luhn, -lon ]
/ pɛnˈtæθ lən, -lɒn /
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noun

an athletic contest comprising five different track and field events and won by the contestant gaining the highest total score.

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Origin of pentathlon

1700–10; <Greek pénthāthlon, equivalent to pent- pent- + âthlon contest
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British Dictionary definitions for pentathlon

pentathlon
/ (pɛnˈtæθlən) /

noun

an athletic contest consisting of five different events, based on a competition in the ancient Greek OlympicsCompare decathlon

Derived forms of pentathlon

pentathlete, noun

Word Origin for pentathlon

C18: from Greek pentathlon, from penta- + athlon contest
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