Definitions for biathlonbaɪˈæθ lɒn

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bi•ath•lonbaɪˈæθ lɒn(n.)

  1. an athletic contest in which cross-country skiers carrying rifles shoot at targets along a course.

    Category: Sport

  2. 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


  1. biathlon(Noun)

    A winter sport combining cross-country skiing and rifle shooting.


  1. Biathlon

    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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