the pole vault

Definition of the pole vault

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a long slender usually cylindrical object (as a length of wood)

    :  a shaft which extends from the front axle of a wagon between wheelhorses and by which the wagon is drawn :  tongue

    :  a long staff of wood, metal, or fiberglass used in the pole vault

  1. :  to act upon with a pole

    :  to impel or push with a pole

    :  to propel a boat with a pole

  1. :  either extremity of an axis of a sphere and especially of the earth's axis

    :  either of two related opposites

    :  a point of guidance or attraction

  1. :  an arched structure of masonry usually forming a ceiling or roof

    :  something (as the sky) resembling a vault

    :  an arched or dome-shaped anatomical structure

  1. :  to form or cover with or as if with a vault :  arch

  1. :  to leap vigorously

    :  to execute a leap using the hands or a pole

    :  to do or achieve something as if by a leap

  1. :  an act of vaulting :  leap

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