- an event in which the contestants take turns jumping for height over a horizontal bar set between two upright supports, with the aid of a long, flexible pole: the bar is gradually raised during the contest until a winner is determined
- a jump in such an event
See pole vault in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- A field event in which an athlete vaults over a high crossbar with the aid of a long pole.
- A vault made with the aid of a long pole.
- poleˈ-vaultˌ (pōlˈvôltˌ) verb
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