pole-vault
intransitive verb see pole vault

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Pole vault — Pole vaulting is an athletic field event in which a person uses a long, flexible pole (which today is usually made either of fiberglass or carbon fiber) as an aid to leap over a bar. Pole jumping competitions were known to the ancient Greeks, as… …   Wikipedia

  • pole vault — pole′ vault n. 1) spo a field event in which a vault over a crossbar is performed with the aid of a long pole 2) spo a vault so performed • Etymology: 1890–95 pole′ vault , v.i. pole′ vault er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • pole vault — n the pole vault the sport of jumping over a high bar using a long pole >pole vaulter n >pole vaulting n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pole vault — n. Track & Field 1. an event in which the contestants take turns jumping for height over a horizontal bar set between two upright supports, with the aid of a long, flexible pole: the bar is gradually raised during the contest until a winner is… …   English World dictionary

  • pole vault — ► NOUN ▪ an athletic event in which competitors attempt to vault over a high bar with the aid of an extremely long flexible pole …   English terms dictionary

  • pole-vault — pole vaulter, n. /pohl vawlt /, v.i. to execute a pole vault. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • pole vault — Track. 1. a field event in which a leap or vault over a crossbar is performed with the aid of a long pole. 2. a leap or vault so performed. [1890 95] * * * Track and field event consisting of a vault for height over a crossbar with the aid of a… …   Universalium

  • pole vault — noun a competition that involves jumping over a high crossbar with the aid of a long pole • Syn: ↑pole vaulting, ↑pole jump, ↑pole jumping • Hypernyms: ↑field event • Part Meronyms: ↑run up * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • pole vault — noun a jumping event contested in track and field which requires an athlete to carry a fiberglass pole down a runway, plant the pole into a vaulting box and vault over a fiberglass bar, landing on a …   Wiktionary

  • pole vault — noun an athletic event in which competitors attempt to vault over a high bar with the aid of an extremely long flexible pole. verb (pole vault) perform a pole vault. Derivatives pole vaulter noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • pole vault — noun Date: 1877 a vault with the aid of a pole; specifically a field event consisting of a vault for height over a crossbar • pole vault intransitive verb • pole vaulter noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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