from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An athlete who participates in a pentathlon.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun athletics An athlete who competes in the pentathlon

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

  • noun 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