heptathlon

heptathlon

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

Origin:
1985–90; hept- + (dec)athlon

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heptathlon (hɛpˈtæθlɒn)
 
n
an athletic contest for women in which each athlete competes in seven different events
 
[C20: from hepta- + Greek athlon contest]
 
hep'tathlete
 
n

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