triathlon [trahy-ath-luh n] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- an athletic contest comprising three consecutive events, usually swimming, bicycling, and distance running.
- a women’s track-and-field competition comprising the 100-meter dash, high jump, and shot put.
- British. a competition comprising fly-casting, horseback-riding, and trapshooting events.
Origin of triathlon First recorded in 1970–75;+ Examples from the Web for triathlon Contemporary Examples of triathlon
Finishing the Triple Crown with the Belmont is like concluding a triathlon with a marathon.
June 8, 2014
She looks and feels amazing, and is now training for a triathlon.
April 15, 2014
Why do so many guys on Match claim to be training for a triathlon?
February 2, 2013
The mayor is triathlon fit, famously disciplined and generally as serious as a heart attack.
September 12, 2012
British Dictionary definitions for triathlon triathlon noun
- an athletic contest in which each athlete competes in three different events: swimming, cycling, and running
Derived Formstriathlete, nounWord Origin for triathlon C20: from tri- + Greek athlon contest Word Origin and History for triathlon n.
1973, from“three” + Greek athlon “contest;” formed on model of , etc.