Definition of the pole vault noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

the pole vault

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a sports event in which people try to jump over a high bar, using a long pole to push themselves off the ground
pole-vaulter
 
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noun
pole-vaulting
 
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noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: the pole vault