Definitions for biathlonbaɪˈæθ lɒn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an athletic contest in which cross-country skiers carrying rifles shoot at targets along a course.
an athletic contest comprising any two consecutive events, as running and cycling.
Category: Sports and Games
Origin of biathlon:
1955–60; bi -1+(dec)athlon
A winter sport combining cross-country skiing and rifle shooting.
Biathlon is any sporting event made up of two disciplines. However, biathlon usually refers specifically to the winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. Other popular variants include summer biathlon, which combines cross-country running with rifle, and biathle, which combines running with swimming.
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