Entry from British & World English dictionary
A sporting contest in which each participant competes in four events, typically riding, shooting, swimming, and running.
- The older Youth A / B competitors were competing in the tetrathlon, while the younger Youth C performers did the triathlon.
- He now moves to England where, over the coming weekend, he will compete in the English tetrathlon, again representing Carlow Hunt Pony Club as an individual contestant.
- As opposed to his European counterparts - who usually come into pentathlon from a swimming and fencing background - Fox's interest in the sport was piqued at age 12 when he was a member of a riding club and competing in tetrathlon.
1950s: from tetra- 'four' + Greek athlon 'contest', on the pattern of pentathlon.
Words that rhyme with tetrathlonbiathlon, heptathlon, pentathlon, triathlon
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Line breaks: tet¦rath|lon
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