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
or pole vault
pole-vaulter noun
or pole vaulter

Examples of pole vault in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Khaliq Muhammad, Pittsburg track and field: Muhammad took second in the boys pole vault at the CIF state championships with a mark of 16-4. Nathan Canilao, The Mercury News, 27 May 2024 Manchester Valley’s Sarah Moore is third in the 3A girls pole vault and Elizabeth Szybalski is seeded fifth the 800. Anthony Maluso, Baltimore Sun, 19 May 2024 After Broomfield’s Lilly Nichols put on a show en route to a new Colorado prep record in the event, Eaton’s Ryan Martinez and Liberty Common’s Justin Bate went at it in an epic 3A boys pole vault showdown that saw both eclipse the meet record. Matt Schubert, The Denver Post, 16 May 2024 About a week ago in France, Duplantis attempted to break his indoor pole vault world record but unfortunately just missed it. Katelyn Hutchison, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for pole vault 

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Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pole vault was in 1877

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Cite this Entry

“Pole vault.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pole%20vault. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

pole vault

: a track-and-field event in which contestants use a pole to jump for height over a crossbar
pole-vault verb
pole-vaulter noun

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