Definitions for vaulter

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. an arched structure, usu. of stones, concrete, or bricks, forming a ceiling or roof.

    Category: Architecture

  2. a space, chamber, or passage enclosed by a vault or vaultlike structure, esp. one located underground.

    Category: Architecture

  3. a room or compartment for the safekeeping of valuables.

    Category: Architecture, Common Vocabulary

  4. a burial chamber.

    Category: Architecture

  5. something likened to an arched roof:

    the vault of heaven.

  6. (v.t.)to construct or cover with or as if with a vault.

  7. to store in a vault.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  8. (v.i.)to curve in the form of a vault.

Origin of vault:

1300–50; voute < OF vou(l)te, volte蠐 L volūta, of L volvere to turn (see revolve )


  1. to leap, as to or from a position or over something:

    to vault over the net.

  2. to leap with the hands supported by something, as by a horizontal pole.

  3. to leap over a horse in gymnastics, using the hands for pushing off.

    Category: Sport

  4. to achieve something as if by a leap:

    to vault into prominence.

  5. (v.t.)to leap over:

    to vault a fence.

  6. to cause to leap over or surpass others.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  7. (n.)the act of vaulting.

  8. a leap of a horse.

Origin of vault:

1530–40; < F volte a turn


Princeton's WordNet

  1. vaulter, pole vaulter, pole jumper(noun)

    an athlete who jumps over a high crossbar with the aid of a long pole


  1. vaulter(Noun)

    a person who vaults or leaps

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vaulter(noun)

    one who vaults; a leaper; a tumbler


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