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Definition of biathlon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

biathlon

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//baɪˈæθlən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//baɪˈæθlən//
 
 
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a sporting event that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting compare decathlon, heptathlon, pentathlon, tetrathlon, triathlon Word Origin 1950s: from bi- ‘two’ + Greek athlon ‘contest’, on the pattern of pentathlon.
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