Definition of pole-vaulter in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpəʊlˌvɒltə//ˈpəʊlˌvɔːltə/


  • See pole vault

    • ‘In fact, the athlete's height plays a much less significant role than in the high jump: several world-class male pole-vaulters have been under six feet.’
    • ‘He was a pole-vaulter in high school and practiced balancing the pole.’
    • ‘Today's top pole-vaulters can jump a lot higher than 12 feet.’
    • ‘There aren't many pure bodybuilding moves that have the effectiveness of Olympic lifts, and there's no reason a golfer can't use the same moves that a sprinter, pole-vaulter or discus thrower uses.’
    • ‘In addition, two first-year pole-vaulters set school records in their first actual competition of the season.’