Definition of Pole jumping
1. Noun. A competition that involves jumping over a high crossbar with the aid of a long pole.
Terms within: Run-up
Generic synonyms: Field Event
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Literary usage of Pole jumping
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Frederick George Aflalo, Hedley Peek (1897)
"Though originating in the Fens, pole-jumping is now almost entirely confined ... There are two distinct types of pole-jumping, the old and by far the more ..."
2. Modern athletics by Henry Fazakerley Wilkinson (1868)
"pole jumping. The leaping pole should be made of fir or ash, and about eleven or twelve feet in height, gradually tapering towards the top, and with a steel ..."
3. A/S/L: Yearbook Academy of Architecture Amsterdam/Maastricht by Laurens ten Kate (2002)
"Elegance is fine, but in the praxis you have to fulfil the 'purpose', you have to get over the pole, because no matter how useless pole-jumping may be in ..."
4. Cassell's Complete Book of Sports and Pastimes: Being a Compendium of Out by Cassell & Co, Cassell (London) (1896)
"pole jumping. The pole jump of athletes is different from practical pole jumping. lu the former the athlete quits the pole and ..."
5. The Training of the Body for Games, Athletics, Gymnastics, and Other Forms by Ferdinand August Schmidt (1901)
"In England, when we wish to get over obstacles (eg Walls), we prefer the Side Vault, which is easy and not ungraceful. POLE-JUMPING. ..."