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

Definition of vaulter

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

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Poles used by vaulters have progressed from bamboo to metal to fiberglass. Jerry Soifer,, "100 years of the state track meet: from future Olympic heroes to Johnny Mathis, a tapestry of talent," 29 May 2018 Husband and wife, Arkansas decathlete Derek Jacobus and pole vaulter Lexi Jacobus both will be competing at the NCAA Championships LSU coach Dennis Shaver thinks the Tigers can be in the mix for women's team title. Ken Goe,, "One more time for magic to happen in 'historic' Hayward Field: Oregon track & field rundown," 6 June 2018 Poway pole vaulter Katerina Adamiec, who took the section lead in the event at 12 feet, and Patrick Henry’s Troy Cristobal, who won the long jump at 21 feet and was second in the high jump at 6 feet, were the field event athletes of the meet. Steve Brand,, "Coronado junior setting bar high early in track season," 17 Mar. 2018 It's been an excellent week's work for vaulter Sandi Morris. Ken Goe,, "Fans at the Portland Track Festival saw excellent racing: Oregon track & field rundown," 11 June 2018 The track program also only claims one athlete to have won a Southern Section and state title in the same season — pole vaulter Ron Morris in 1952. Andrew J. Campa,, "Burroughs track and field's Chahal, Switzer aim for more history," 29 May 2018 Apps was a pole vaulter for Canada’s Olympic team at the 1936 Games in Berlin. Ed Barkowitz,, "Plenty of Philly connections on teams that overcame 0-3 deficits," 9 May 2018 East grandstand supporters have rallied around a design by Hatfield, a former University of Oregon pole vaulter who has an architecture degree from the school and has gone on to fame as a shoe designer. Ken Goe,, "Tinker Hatfield and supporters of Hayward Field's east grandstand meet," 9 June 2018 Frankfort pole vaulter Colton Crum set another state meet record, clearing 17-6 ¼. Crum, the Mental Attitude Award winner, broke the record of 17-6 set by Bloomington South's Deakin Volz in 2015. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "IHSAA boys track and field: Plymouth's Nate Patterson narrowly misses national record," 2 June 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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