pole vault

noun Track.
a field event in which a leap or vault over a crossbar is performed with the aid of a long pole.
a leap or vault so performed.


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verb (used without object)
to execute a pole vault.


pole-vaulter, noun
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pole vault
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
3.  (intr) to perform a pole vault or compete in the pole vault

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Example sentences
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.
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