Definition of decathlete in English:

decathlete

noun

  • See decathlon

    • ‘United States decathlete Dan O'Brien won the event to avenge his disappointment for not making the Olympics four years earlier.’
    • ‘The support of the crowds here has already been a feature of these Games and they greeted the decathletes with huge enthusiasm.’
    • ‘Bergvall, a former decathlete who has been her trainer since 1999, first spotted Klüft at her local sports club when she was 13.’
    • ‘The 26-year-old decathlete eased past the qualifying target of 7,700 points after two days of competition at the Hexham International Multi-Events competition.’
    • ‘After rounding off that year with an Olympic bid, he went on to set the current world's record for decathletes in the 34-year-old age group.’

Pronunciation

decathlete

/dɪˈkaθliːt/