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athletenoun [C]

 us   /ˈæθˌlit/
a person who is trained or skilled in a sport and esp. one who regularly competes with others in organized events: a professional athlete
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athletenoun [C]

uk   /ˈæθ.liːt/  us   /ˈæθ.liːt/
B1 a person who is very good at sports or physical exercise, especially one who competes in organized events: He became a professional athlete at the age of 16. She has the build of an athlete.

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