[ pohl-vawlt ]
/ ˈpoʊlˌvɔlt /

verb (used without object)

to execute a pole vault.

Origin of pole-vault

First recorded in 1890–95

Related forms

pole-vault·er, noun

Definition for pole-vault (2 of 2)

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.

Origin of pole vault

First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for pole-vault

  • Only the shot-put, the 880 yards run, the pole-vault and the two miles remained.

    On Your Mark!|Ralph Henry Barbour
  • I was surprised to see Simpson drop to third in the pole-vault, but this weakness was undoubtedly due to the bad weather.

British Dictionary definitions for pole-vault

pole vault


the pole vault a field event in which competitors attempt to clear a high bar with the aid of an extremely flexible long pole
a single attempt in the pole vault

verb pole-vault

(intr) to perform a pole vault or compete in the pole vault

Derived Forms

pole-vaulter, noun
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