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pentathlon

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

An athletic event comprising five different events for each competitor, in particular, in ancient Greece, leaping, running, discus-throwing, spear-throwing, and wrestling; now, (also modern...

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pentathlon

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 90 words.

Alan, gallon, talon • raglan • biathlon, heptathlon, pentathlon, tetrathlon, triathlon • Guatemalan, Marlon • Ellen

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pentathlon

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 89 words.

Alan, gallon, talon • raglan • biathlon, heptathlon, pentathlon, tetrathlon, triathlon • Guatemalan, Marlon • Ellen

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pentathlon

in Dictionary Plus Society and Culture

P ublished online April 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Society and Culture. 69 words.

A sporting competition consisting of five events in which each competitor takes part. In the modern pentathlon these events are

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pentathlon

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 35 words.

Athletic competition that originated in ancient Greece and consisting of five events. The modern pentathlon is an Olympic sport for

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pentathlon

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

An athletic event comprising five different events for each competitor, in particular, in ancient Greece, leaping, running, discus-throwing, spear-throwing, and wrestling; now, (also modern...

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Pentathlon, Modern

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

January 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1453 words.

The modern pentathlon is a niche sport that was developed for the 1912 Olympics to showcase military skills. The sport combines five skills that a Napoleonic-era military...

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modern pentathlon

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

A multi-discipline competitive sport, comprising five elements: shooting, fencing, swimming, horse-riding, and cross-country running. The sport was introduced in the Olympic Games programme...

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pentathlon

Robert Leslie Howland and Stephen Instone.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 134 words.

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Pentathlon

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 133 words.

An athletic contest of five events, usually the jump, javelin throw, 200-metre race, discus throw and 1500-metre flat race. In

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pentathlon

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 3 words.

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