decathlon
noun Etymology: French décathlon, from déca- deca- + -athlon (as in pentathlon) Date: 1912 a 10-event athletic contest; specifically a composite contest that consists of the 100-meter, 400-meter, and 1500-meter runs, the 110-meter high hurdles, the javelin and discus throws, shot put, pole vault, high jump, and long jump

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  • decathlon — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decathlon — 1912, from deca ten (see TEN (Cf. ten)) + Gk. athlon contest, prize. A modern Olympic event consisting of 10 challenges …   Etymology dictionary

  • decathlon — ► NOUN ▪ an athletic event in which each competitor takes part in the same ten events. DERIVATIVES decathlete noun. ORIGIN from Greek deka ten + athlon contest …   English terms dictionary

  • decathlon — [di kath′län΄, di kath′lən] n. [ DEC(A) + Gr athlon, a prize] an athletic contest in which each contestant takes part in ten events (100 meter dash, 400 meter dash, long jump, 16 pound shot put, high jump, 110 meter hurdles, discus throw, pole… …   English World dictionary

  • Decathlon — Decathlete redirects here. For the video game, see DecAthlete (video game). For other uses, see Decathlon (disambiguation) College decathlete competitors pose at the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track Field Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Décathlon — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Décathlon (homonymie). Décathlon …   Wikipédia en Français

  • decathlon — /di kath lon/, n. an athletic contest comprising ten different track and field events and won by the contestant amassing the highest total score. [1910 15; DEC + Gk âthlon prize, contest] * * * Composite athletic contest that consists of 10… …   Universalium

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