from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An athlete who participates in a pentathlon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An athlete who competes in the pentathlon

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In classical antiquity, a contestant in the pentathlon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an athlete who competes in a pentathlon


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  • Wow. I randomed pentathlon ten words ago.

    But it really should have been five, for maximum effect. Should I complain?

    November 12, 2008