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 Pole vaulter Paige Sommers of Westlake Village Westlake will break so many state records that the local deli will name a pastrami sandwich after her. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, "2021 predictions: Eric Sondheimer peers into the crystal ball," 1 Jan. 2021 Prime examples of this technique are the runner portrayed by a line of four heads at the top of Weber’s painting and the motion of the pole vaulter at the center. William C. Agee, WSJ, "New American Movement," 25 Dec. 2020 La Costa Canyon pole vaulter Garrett Brown, the section record holder at 16-feet, 103/4 inches, is headed to Stanford. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Annual letter-of-intent event has different look at Petco Park," 11 Nov. 2020 His father, Charles, was a 16-6 pole vaulter at UCLA. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Annual letter-of-intent event has different look at Petco Park," 11 Nov. 2020 As both a champion pole vaulter and jumper, Caplan was named All-County three times. Brent Kennedy,, "Howard County Girls Outdoor Track All-Decade," 15 Oct. 2020 Without meets, vaulter Sandi Morris got creative with a virtual garage sale. oregonlive, "Going guerrilla to kept professional track alive amid a coronavirus lockdown: Oregon track & field rundown," 3 Sep. 2020 The real pole vaulter couldn’t dream of attending a college like USC. Washington Post, "To get into college, they lied about test scores, talent and even race," 21 Aug. 2020 Katie Nageotte becomes the third U.S. woman vaulter ever to clear 16-1 3/4. oregonlive, "Pete Julian’s world-class training group will spend August in Europe: Oregon track & field rundown," 2 Aug. 2020

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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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13 Jan 2021

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“Vaulter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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