pole vault


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

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Other Words from pole vault

pole-vault \ ˈpōl-​ˌvȯlt How to pronounce pole-vault (audio) \ or pole vault intransitive verb
pole-vaulter or pole vaulter noun

Examples of pole vault in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to basketball, Borowicz is also a two-time all-conference honoree in volleyball and finished eighth at the state meet in the pole vault in 2016. Kent Youngblood, Star Tribune, "Two in-state guards signed by Gophers women's basketball; Michigan recruit remains unsigned," 11 Nov. 2020 The backyard pole vault facility became something of a fad during lockdown. George Ramsay, CNN, "Pole vault world record holder Armand Duplantis won't put a 'cap' on how high he can jump," 22 Aug. 2020 Pitney is the county record-holder in the pole vault and a two-time first-team All-County selection. Brent Kennedy, baltimoresun.com, "Howard County Boys Outdoor Track All-Decade," 8 Oct. 2020 Mondo Duplantis wins his 16th successive pole vault competition. oregonlive, "Oregon Ducks alum Jessica Hull sets her third Australian record of the Diamond League season: Oregon track & field rundown," 26 Sep. 2020 Having broken his own indoor pole vault world record in February this year, at the Diamond League meeting in Rome on Thursday the Swede broke the outdoor world record too. Calum Trenaman, CNN, "Armand Duplantis breaks another pole vault world record," 18 Sep. 2020 Players to Watch: Junior Jake Davidson threw for 1,335 yards and 10 touchdowns last year while rushing for 523 and seven, and brings the athleticism of being the two-time defending 1A state pole vault champion to the gridiron. James Weber, The Enquirer, "Northern Kentucky 2A football: Beechwood, Walton-Verona lead the teams making run at state," 2 Sep. 2020 Duplantis attributes much of his current success to having access to a pole vault set up from such a young age. George Ramsay, CNN, "Pole vault world record holder Armand Duplantis won't put a 'cap' on how high he can jump," 22 Aug. 2020 Johnston intends to compete in the pole vault in college. Mike Hutton, chicagotribune.com, "Countdown to football: Riley Johnston-led Hobart ranked No. 3 in the preseason by the Post-Tribune," 18 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of pole vault

1877, in the meaning defined above

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15 Nov 2020

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“Pole vault.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pole%20vault. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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Kids Definition of pole vault

: a track-and-field event in which each athlete uses a pole to jump over a high bar

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