Definition of Pole vaulting

1. Noun. A competition that involves jumping over a high crossbar with the aid of a long pole.

Exact synonyms: Pole Jump, Pole Jumping, Pole Vault
Terms within: Run-up
Generic synonyms: Field Event



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pole Vaulting

pole dances
pole fibre
pole fitness
pole horse
pole jam
pole jump
pole jumper
pole jumping
pole ligation
pole position
pole positions
pole star
pole stars
pole vault
pole vaulter
pole vaulting (current term)
polearm
polearms
poleax
poleaxe
poleaxed
poleaxes
poleaxing
polecat
polecat weed
polecats
poled
poledavies
poledavy
polehole

Literary usage of Pole vaulting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Practical Training for Athletics, Health, and Pleasure by Randolph Faries (1897)
"POLE-VAULTING FOR HEIGHT AND DISTANCE. There are a great many things to be learned before an athlete can become an expert pole-vaulter. ..."

2. The Elementary School Teacher and Course of Study by JSTOR (Organization), University of Chicago School of Education (1902)
"World's pole-vaulting records: indoors, n feet, i^ inches; outdoors, ... Pupils aligned as for pole-vaulting. Shot-bags, or stones, placed on the edge of ..."

3. A Manual of Physical Training, for Boys and Girls: For Use by Public-school by William Gilbert Anderson (1914)
"The length and weight of the pole, poor and improper landing-places, lack of strength, and shortness of stature are big factors against pole- vaulting. ..."

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