Definition of Pole vaulting
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 vaulting
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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. ..."