vaulting

noun
vault·​ing | \ˈvȯl-tiŋ \

Definition of vaulting 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: vaulted construction

vaulting

adjective

Definition of vaulting (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : reaching or stretching for the heights vaulting ambition a vaulting imagination

2 [ from gerund of 3vault ] : designed for use in vaulting or in gymnastic exercises a vaulting block

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Other Words from vaulting

Adjective

vaultingly \ˈvȯl-​tiŋ-​lē \ adverb

Examples of vaulting in a Sentence

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After success in his first two years, Nilsen joined up with Washburn vaulting coach Rick Attig, using Attig as a private coach outside of his high school vaulting. Shaun Goodwin, kansascity, "Indoors and out, Park Hill High grad is the NCAA national pole vault champion," 7 June 2018 Later, at 14, after leaving gymnastics and picking up pole vaulting, the back injury returned. Glamour, "'It Ends Today': The Survivors of Larry Nassar, In Their Own Words," 24 Jan. 2018 The priestess’s jealousy explodes into a trio that at its climax suddenly shifts from minor to major in a glorious vaulting phrase. James Jorden, New York Times, "Hear What Makes ‘Norma’ the Everest of Opera," 20 Sep. 2017 Cut from his high school basketball team, the 6-foot-5, 210-pound Hardee turned to pole vaulting and went to Mississippi State hoping to become the next Sergei Bubka. Pat Graham, The Seattle Times, "Stage all set for Hardee at worlds after Eaton’s retirement," 2 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of vaulting

Noun

1512, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for vaulting

Noun

vault entry 1 + -ing entry 1

Adjective

from present participle of vault entry 3

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The first known use of vaulting was in 1512

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vaulting

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of vaulting

: rising or reaching very high

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