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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Origin of pole vault

First recorded in1890–95

Definition for pole vault (2 of 2)

pole-vault
[ pohl-vawlt ]
/ ˈpoʊlˌvɔlt /

verb (used without object)

to execute a pole vault.

Origin of pole-vault

First recorded in 1890–95

OTHER WORDS FROM pole-vault

pole-vaulter, noun
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Example sentences 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

noun

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 of pole vault

pole-vaulter, noun
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