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triathlon

[trahy-ath-luh n] /traɪˈæθ lən/
noun
1.
an athletic contest comprising three consecutive events, usually swimming, bicycling, and distance running.
2.
a women's track-and-field competition comprising the 100-meter dash, high jump, and shot put.
3.
British. a competition comprising fly-casting, horseback-riding, and trapshooting events.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; tri- + (dec)athlon
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Examples for triathlon
  • Simply put, an adventure race is best thought of as an off-road triathlon.
  • For example, a friend of mine wanted to lose weight, so he radically changed his diet and started training for a triathlon.
  • The city of bath triathlon takes place annually at the university.
British Dictionary definitions for triathlon

triathlon

/traɪˈæθlɒn/
noun
1.
an athletic contest in which each athlete competes in three different events: swimming, cycling, and running
Derived Forms
triathlete, noun
Word Origin
C20: from tri- + Greek athlon contest
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Word Origin and History for triathlon
n.

1973, from tri- "three" + Greek athlon "contest;" formed on model of decathlon, etc.

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