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pole vault

noun, Track.
1.
a field event in which a leap or vault over a crossbar is performed with the aid of a long pole.
2.
a leap or vault so performed.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95

pole-vault

[pohl-vawlt] /ˈpoʊlˌvɔlt/
verb (used without object)
1.
to execute a pole vault.
Origin
1890-95
Related forms
pole-vaulter, noun
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Examples for pole vault
  • There are long jump and pole vault areas, and a brand new eight lane running track.
  • There are dual horizontal runways for pole vault, long jump and triple jump.
  • Components will be installed in the infield for shot put, pole vault, and long jump events.
  • Do not use the rod for a pole vault or to beat down brush.
British Dictionary definitions for pole vault

pole vault

noun
1.
the pole vault, a field event in which competitors attempt to clear a high bar with the aid of an extremely flexible long pole
2.
a single attempt in the pole vault
verb
3.
(intransitive) to perform a pole vault or compete in the pole vault
Derived Forms
pole-vaulter, noun
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Word Origin and History for pole vault

pole-vault

n.

1877, from pole (n.1) + vault (n.2). As a verb from 1892 (implied in pole-vaulting). Related: Pole-vaulted.

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