Definition of tetrathlon in English:

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Pronunciation: /tɛˈtraθlɒn/

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A sporting contest in which each participant competes in four events, typically riding, shooting, swimming, and running.
Example sentences
  • 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 tetrathlon

biathlon, heptathlon, pentathlon, triathlon
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