biathlon


noun

  1. a contest in which cross-country skiers, carrying rifles, shoot at targets at four stops along a 12.5-mile (20 km) course.
  2. an athletic contest comprising any two consecutive events.

noun

  1. sport a contest in which skiers with rifles shoot at four targets along a 20-kilometre (12.5-mile) cross-country course
n.

1956, from bi- + Greek athlon “contest,” abstracted from pentathlon.

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