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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An athlete who participates in competition that involves jumping over a high crossbar with the aid of a long staff.

Usage examples (34)
  • A politician who isn't ambitious is like a fat pole-vaulter.
  • Joel Stransky and pole-vaulter Okkert Brits have also lent their names to the initiative.
  • Watch a pole-vaulter tearing down the runway, and it's obvious where his energy comes from: speed.
  • According to basic empathy theory, we empathize with the pole-vaulter as he attempts to clear the bar. for more
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