pole vault

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pole vault a competition that involves jumping over a high crossbar with the aid of a long pole
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Usage

In literature:

Akut had never before seen a pole-vault.
"The Son of Tarzan" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
He vaulted the rude fence of poles, and upon sight of her called out lustily.
"The Call of the Canyon" by Zane Grey
Using his spear as a leaping pole he vaulted upward and caught the branches of a tree as the monster dashed the spear down in its rush.
"The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles" by Padraic Colum
I beat him in a pole vault.
"Big Timber" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
The roof is a round vault or arch of poles set lengthwise.
"In Indian Mexico (1908)" by Frederick Starr
By reason of the precession of the equinoxes, the pole does not always occupy the same place in the starry vault.
"Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men" by Francois Arago
Using the boat hooks as vaulting poles, they leaped from one floe to another, when the leads were not too wide.
"The North Pole" by Robert E. Peary
I bethought me that if I had had a pole it would have assisted me greatly to discover the trap-door leading to the vault.
"Dick Cheveley" by W. H. G. Kingston
He had brought up one of the dinghy's oars on his shoulder as a sort of plaything or vaulting-pole.
"The Island Queen" by R.M. Ballantyne
It was a vaulting pole.
"Harbor Tales Down North" by Norman Duncan
A bird hovered above a telephone pole, its wings glued to the blue vault of the sky.
"The Day Time Stopped Moving" by Bradner Buckner
High up in the moonlit vault of the night, swaying between the two poles which supported it, hung the white cage which was Naida's prison.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
Nathan Spiderwitz grasped the clothes pole and vaulted with great accuracy into the left wing of the grand stand.
"Little Aliens" by Myra Kelly
Fomey ought to be prominent in the pole vault, and if in condition, should win.
"Harper's Round Table, May 7, 1895" by Various
The pole vault is uncertain, but Beasley of Germantown has cleared nearly 8 feet.
"Harper's Round Table, May 28, 1895" by Various
Johnson, W.A., should win the pole-vault, although Thenoin, R.L.S., may push him.
"Harper's Round Table, June 11, 1895" by Various
The marks that went were the half-mile, the walk, the bicycle, and the pole vault.
"Harper's Round Table, June 25, 1895" by Various
Pole vault 10 " 7 " B. Johnson.
"Harper's Round Table, July 9, 1895" by Various
I wanted to make a record in pole-vaulting, and I did.
"The Lucky Piece" by Albert Bigelow Paine
For pole-jumping see POLE-VAULTING.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5" by Various
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In poetry:

And of my Heav’nly Father did I think
Who me and this fine sun created whole,
And all these nightime pearls on their great string
That span the starry vault from pole to pole.
"When I Was Small" by Jens Baggesen

In news:

But it is pretty cool to see a 90 year old man still active enough to pole vault .
This is Melanie Adams and she is in the Olympics on the Austrailian Pole Vault ing team.
3 on USA TODAY's 10 hardest things to do in sports is pole vaulting at heights of 15-plus feet.
Suhr brings home pole vault gold for US.
Jenn Suhr wins gold in pole vault.
Team USA's Jennifer Suhr Wins Gold In Women's Pole Vault.
American Jenn Suhr wins pole vault, beating two-time gold medalist Yelena Isinbayeva.
Brad Walker, men's pole vault.
TRACK & FIELD: St Marys' Heitkamp headed to state in pole vault.
Shirley clears state-best 15-7 to win boys pole vault at bi-district.
This is going to be a busy spring for Linfield senior pole vaulter Catherine Street, the reigning NCAA Division III indoor pole vault champ.
Hollowell Sets Bayside Conference Record in Pole Vault.
Akashi's bad day good enough for pole vault win.
Giraffe-sized pterosaurs could have pole- vaulted with their arms to launch themselves into the sky, scientists say.
Ancient giraffe-sized creature pole- vaulted into sky.
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