vault·​er | \ ˈvȯl-tər How to pronounce vaulter (audio) \

Definition of vaulter

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

Examples of vaulter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fowler, 30, got married last weekend to girlfriend Allison Stokke, a fitness model and former pole vaulter at Cal., "Golfer Rickie Fowler marries former Cal pole vaulter," 11 Oct. 2019 And pole vaulter Anzhelika Sidorova of Russia, who cleared 4.95 meters to beat American Sandi Morris for the gold. Eddie Pells, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Mother’s Day: Fraser-Pryce, Felix get golds at worlds," 29 Sep. 2019 Skinner is one of the best vaulters in the world and working on adding a triple-twisting, double somersault to her floor exercise routine. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "U.S. gymnast MyKayla Skinner to cap 2019 with wedding," 24 Oct. 2019 The skinny: Seaman was an outstanding pole-vaulter from 2009-12 and was a five-time All-American. Josh Bean |, al, "Auburn legend Pat Sullivan headlines Samford’s 2020 Hall of Fame class," 1 Oct. 2019 Former Oregon pole vaulter Cole Walsh fought through nervousness and made the final at his debut world championships after clearing the qualifying height of 18 feet, 10 ¼ inches. oregonlive, "The Nike Oregon Project’s Sifan Hassan kicks to victory in the 10,000 at the World Track Championships," 29 Sep. 2019 The world’s oldest active women’s pole vaulter is wheeling a Sears red wagon loaded with gear and toting an 11-foot-long fiberglass pole., "The world’s oldest active women’s pole vaulter is wheeling a Sears red wagon loaded with gear and toting an 11-foot-long fiberglass pole. Wearing a USA jacket, she greets the student-athletes with a big smile before starting warmups. They continue to sneak peeks at her.," 4 Nov. 2019 Top runners, hurdlers, jumpers, vaulters and throwers from around the country will be vying for spots on Team USA for the world championships in Doha, Qatar, later this year., "USA Track & Field outdoor national championships 2019: Meet schedule, TV channels, how to watch live stream online," 25 July 2019 Cathedral was a runaway winner in the distance medley relay, and Lawrence North pole vaulter Nathan Stone survived an early scare in the New Balance nationals at Greensboro, North Carolina. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "Two national track titles: Cathedral relay and Lawrence North vaulter," 28 May 2019

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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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The first known use of vaulter was circa 1552

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17 Jan 2020

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“Vaulter.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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