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Meaning of PENTATHLON

Pronunciation:  pen'tathlun

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

PENTATHLON is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: athletic competition, athletic contest, athletics

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pen*tath"lon\, n.
    In the modern Olympic Games, a composite contest made up of a
    running broad jump, throwing the javelin, a 200-meter run,
    throwing the discus, and a 1500-meter run.
    
    
  2. \Pen*tath"lon\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?; ? five + ? a
    contest.] (Gr. Antiq.)
    A fivefold athletic performance peculiar to the great
    national games of the Greeks, including leaping, foot racing,
    wrestling, throwing the discus, and throwing the spear.
    
    
 

 

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