Definition of Pole vault

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 Vaulting
Terms within: Run-up
Generic synonyms: Field Event



Definition of Pole vault

1. 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 ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pole Vault

pole dancers
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 (current term)
pole vaulter
pole vaulting
polearm
polearms
poleax
poleaxe
poleaxed
poleaxes
poleaxing
polecat
polecat weed
polecats
poled
poledavies

Literary usage of Pole vault

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1. Rowing and Track Athletics by Samuel Crowther, Arthur Brown Ruhl (1905)
"CHAPTER IX THE JUMPS AND THE POLE-VAULT IN the jumping events " form " is ... The pole-vault, although not strictly a jumping event in the same sense that ..."

2. Athletic Training by Michael C. Murphy (1914)
"CHAPTER THE POLE-VAULT THERE is no event on the track and field programme that results in a better all-around development of the body than the pole-vault. ..."

3. Handbook of Athletic Games for Players, Instructors, and Spectators by Jessie Hubbell Bancroft, William Dean Pulvermacher (1916)
"THE pole vault THE FIELD. — For the pole vault there should be provided a runway about 9 feet wide and about 20 yards long, either covered with cinders and ..."

4. Manual of Physical Drill: United States Army by Edmund Luther Butts (1900)
"... pole vault. This requires the jumping standard so arranged that it can be raised as high as eleven feet and over. The posts of the standard are placed ..."

5. Manual of Physical Drill: United States Army by Edmund Luther Butts (1897)
"... pole vault. This requires the jumping standard so arranged that it can be raised as high ns cloven foet and over. The posts of the standard are placed. ..."

6. Track Athletics in Detail by Albert] [Lee (1896)
"THE pole vault TRAINING for pole vaulting should begin in the gymnasium early in the winter. The arm and chest and dorsal muscles are the ones that must be ..."

7. The Chicago Daily News Almanac and Year Book for (1905)
"pole vault—11 ft. 7H in., Gring of Harvard. Gardiner of Syracuse and McLanahan of Yale—all ... pole vault—10 ft. 6 in., made by Morris, Englewood, in 1903. ..."

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