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Meaning of DECATHLON

Pronunciation:  di'kathlân

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an athletic contest consisting of ten different events
 

DECATHLON is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: athletic competition, athletic contest, athletics

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*cath"lon\, n. [See {Deca-}; {Pentathlon}.]
In the modern Olympic Games, a composite contest consisting
of a 100-meter run, a broad jump, putting the shot, a running
high-jump, a 400-meter run, throwing the discus, a 100-meter
hurdle race, pole vaulting, throwing the javelin, and a
1500-meter run.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bout, contest, double-header, doubles, event, foursome, game, games of chance, go, match, meet, pentathlon, play, play-off, race, runoff, singles, sport, threesome, twosome
 

 

 

 

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