noun \-tiŋ\

Definition of VAULTING

:  vaulted construction

First Known Use of VAULTING


Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth



: rising or reaching very high

Full Definition of VAULTING

:  reaching or stretching for the heights <vaulting ambition> <a vaulting imagination>
:  designed for use in vaulting or in gymnastic exercises <a vaulting block>
vault·ing·ly \-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

First Known Use of VAULTING


Other Gymnastics Terms

aerial, pike

Rhymes with VAULTING


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Gymnastics exercise in which the athlete leaps over a form that was originally intended to mimic a horse. At one time, the pommel horse was used in the vaulting exercise, with the pommels (handles) removed. The sanctioning body for gymnastic sport, the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG), decreed in 2001 that a vaulting table would be introduced to replace the horse. In men's vaulting the height of the table is 1.35 m (4.43 ft) from the floor; for women, the height is 1.20 m (3.94 ft). A Reuther board, a type of springboard, is placed in front of the near end of the apparatus. The gymnast runs, gathers momentum while nearing the apparatus, rebounds off the springboard, and, supporting the hands on the apparatus, vaults over it and performs an acrobatic maneuver.


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