from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A field event in which an athlete vaults over a high crossbar with the aid of a long pole.
  • noun A vault made with the aid of a long pole.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun athletics a jumping event contested in track and field which requires an athlete to carry a fiberglass pole down a runway, plant the pole into a vaulting box and vault over a fiberglass bar, landing on a matted pit

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  • noun a competition that involves jumping over a high crossbar with the aid of a long pole


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