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 Sophomore Position: Pole vaulter What to know: Levinson was the Class 3A state champion in the pole vault last year with a mark of 14 feet, 6 inches. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, "Meet 12 high school male athletes from the Louisville area we miss this spring," 16 Apr. 2020 Spearmon says that his girlfriend, Canadian pole vaulter Anicka Newell, has instructed him to do push ups on couches and step-ups on stairs. Sean Gregory, Time, "'We Want to Compete, But Not at the Cost of a Life.' Angry Olympians Call for the Tokyo Games to Be Delayed Over COVID-19," 22 Mar. 2020 Looking back on Washington vaulter Olivia Gruver’s memorable performance at the 2019 Stanford Invitational. oregonlive, "Michael Reilly’s TrackTown USA organizing committee is back at work on the postponed Olympic Trials: Oregon track & field rundown," 4 Apr. 2020 Washington vaulter Tori Franzen still is looking to raise the bar., "Portland will have an outsized presence at the Boston Marathon: Oregon track & field rundown," 13 Apr. 2018 During his high school years, Bill excelled as a pole-vaulter in interscholastic events., "Charles William Schick," 12 Dec. 2019 Pole vaulters Lexi Jacobus, Tori Hoggard and Desiree Freier; hurdler Payton Chadwick; and distance runners Taylor Werner, Carina Viljoen, Devin Clark and Lauren Gregory gave the Razorbacks a strong core to build around. Matt Jones, Arkansas Online, "Not slowing down: As he approaches 70, UA women’s track and cross country coach sets standards in multiple sports," 25 Dec. 2019 No female vaulter has cleared 4.95 at a world championships since Russian Yelena Isinbayeva in 2005. San Diego Union-Tribune, "No flag, no anthem, but world track gold for Russia," 29 Sep. 2019 Inspired by Mondo Duplantis, vaulter Sandi Morris is putting no limits on 2020. oregonlive, "Lots of local runners among the contenders at the U.S. marathon trials: Oregon track & field rundown," 26 Feb. 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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8 May 2020

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“Vaulter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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