vault·​er | \ˈvȯl-tər \

Definition of vaulter 

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

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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 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

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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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