a padded, somewhat cylindrical floor-supported apparatus, braced horizontally at an adjustable height, used for hand support and pushing off in vaulting.
- Also called long horse.
- Compare pommel horse.
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How to use vaulting horse in a sentence
A wooden vaulting-horse with the stuffing would have been expensive: they abandoned the idea.Bouvard and Pcuchet | Gustave Flaubert
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
Only the gaunt parallel bars, and idle swings, and melancholy vaulting-horse.The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's | Talbot Baines Reed
British Dictionary definitions for vaulting horse
gymnastics a padded apparatus on legs, used for vaulting exercises: Also called: buck
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