pole vault


pole vault

noun

Definition of POLE VAULT

:  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

First Known Use of POLE VAULT

1877

pole vault

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Track-and-field event consisting of a vault for height over a crossbar with the aid of a long pole. It became a competitive sport in the mid-19th century and was included in the first modern Olympic Games. In competition, each vaulter is given three chances to clear a specific height. The bar is raised progressively until a winner emerges.

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