- a padded, somewhat cylindrical floor-supported apparatus, braced horizontally at an adjustable height, used for hand support and pushing off in vaulting.
Compare pommel horse.
Origin of vaulting horse
First recorded in 1870–75
Also called long horse.
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Jean sprang to her feet on the top of the vaulting-horse, and danced up and down in her excitement.The Youngest Girl in the School</p>
- gymnastics a padded apparatus on legs, used for vaulting exercisesAlso called: buck
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