vaulting horse

noun

1
: a gymnastics apparatus used in vaulting that consists of a padded rectangular or cylindrical form supported in a horizontal position above the floor
2
: an event in which vaults are made over a vaulting horse

Examples of vaulting horse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first, staged in October 1943, saw POWs use a homemade, hollow gymnastics vaulting horse to shuttle prisoners and digging equipment to a tunnel site, with the horse used to cover the burrowing operation underneath. Jack Bantock, CNN, 9 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of vaulting horse was circa 1875

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“Vaulting horse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vaulting%20horse. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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