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

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 To most folks, that’s likely the extent of their understanding of pole vault. Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2021 Lightfoot and Nilsen, who both qualified for the pole vault final, expressed a similar sentiment. Tom Schad, USA TODAY, 31 July 2021 Qualifying for the men's pole vault will take place on Saturday, and the final is scheduled for Tuesday. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, 29 July 2021 The mens qualifying rounds for pole vault aren't until June 30, with the finals on Aug. 3. Naledi Ushe, PEOPLE.com, 22 July 2021 Perry junior Javin Richards changed his footwork for the pole vault from six steps to seven just three days before Friday’s final. Tim Bielik, cleveland, 4 June 2021 American Olympic gold medalist Katie Nageotte won the women’s pole vault with a clearance of 15-9 3/4. Chris Hansen, USA TODAY, 22 Aug. 2021 Skyler Schuller was fifth in the girls pole vault with a mark of 13-4.25. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, 2 July 2021 Glastonbury senior Mallory Malz won the pole vault with a leap of 11-feet. ... Shawn Mcfarland, courant.com, 10 June 2021

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First Known Use of pole vault

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Pole vault.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pole%20vault. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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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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