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Definition of vault noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a room with thick walls and a strong door, especially in a bank, used for keeping valuable things safe Most of her jewelry is stored in bank vaults.
  2. 2a room under a church or in a cemetery, used for burying people She is to be buried in the family vault.
  3. 3a roof or ceiling in the form of an arch or a series of arches
  4. 4a jump made by vaulting see also pole vault
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: vault

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