a padded, somewhat cylindrical floor-supported apparatus, braced horizontally at an adjustable height, used for hand support and pushing off in vaulting.
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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|Evelyn Sharp
gymnastics a padded apparatus on legs, used for vaulting exercisesAlso called: buck
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