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vaulting

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[ vawl-ting ]
/ ˈvɔl tɪŋ /
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noun
the act or process of constructing vaults.
the structure forming a vault.
a vault, vaulted ceiling, etc., or such structures collectively.
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Origin of vaulting

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First recorded in 1505–15; vault1 + -ing1

Other definitions for vaulting (2 of 2)

vaulting2
[ vawl-ting ]
/ ˈvɔl tɪŋ /

adjective
leaping up or over.
used in vaulting: a vaulting pole.
excessive in ambition or presumption; overweening; high-flown: vaulting ambition;vaulting pride.

Origin of vaulting

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First recorded in 1525–35; vault2 + -ing2
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British Dictionary definitions for vaulting (1 of 2)

vaulting1
/ (ˈvɔːltɪŋ) /

noun
one or more vaults in a building or such structures considered collectively

British Dictionary definitions for vaulting (2 of 2)

vaulting2
/ (ˈvɔːltɪŋ) /

adjective (prenominal)
excessively confident; overreaching; exaggeratedvaulting arrogance
used to vaulta vaulting pole
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