vault·er | \ˈvȯl-tər \

Definition of vaulter 

: one that vaults especially : an athlete who competes in the pole vault

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The camaraderie between the elite group of about 10 pole-vaulters has never been more evident, thanks in part to Kendricks’s lead. Brian Pinelli, New York Times, "In Pole Vault, Sam Kendricks Is a Team Player," 4 July 2018 My favorite pole vaulter, who actually hasn’t been jumping for a while, is Demi Payne. Jason Mcdaniel, Houston Chronicle, "All-Greater Houston girls track athlete of the year: Nastassja Campbell, New Caney," 15 June 2018 Rickie Fowler's week just got busier after announcing his engagement to girlfriend Allison Stokke, a former track and field star at the University of California and current pole vaulter. Nihal Kolur,, "Rickie Fowler Gets Engaged to Pole Vaulter Allison Stokke," 9 June 2018 Cervantes and Adamiec had previously established themselves as the leading vaulters in the section this season by clearing 12-6 and 12-5, respectively. Rick Hoff,, "Former gymnasts relaunch as pole vaulters at Poway," 23 May 2018 Bloomington pole vaulter Zachery Bradford broke his own state-meet record with a clear of 17 feet, 6 inches, while Lockport shot putter John Meyer’s state-meet record of 68-8 in Friday’s preliminaries carried over. Mike Clark,, "Plainfield North's Marcellus Moore sprints to record day at state track; Neuqua wins 3A," 27 May 2018 Canadian vaulter Alysha Newman's poles don't survive her flight to Doha. Ken Goe,, "Women's 1,500 should be quick in today's Oregon Twilight: Oregon track & field rundown," 4 May 2018 David Woods / IndyStar Keith Abramson did not qualify for the fast section of the 800 meters, and pole vaulter Dillon Richard finished fourth in a regional. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "IHSAA boys track and field: Isaac Guerendo misses history, but leads Avon to team state title," 2 June 2018 Since opening in the fall of 1990, the Broncos’ track program has enjoyed tremendous success, led by the pole vaulters. Terry Monahan, Pomerado News, "There’s something magical about this RB pole vaulter," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of vaulter

circa 1552, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vaulter

vault entry 3 + -er entry 2

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