the pole vault

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: an athletic event in which people compete by using a pole to jump over a bar that is high above the ground

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“The pole vault.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20pole%20vault. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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