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Definition of "vaulting" []

  • The act or practice of constructing vaults. (noun)
  • The method of construction of a vault. (noun)
  • A vault or vaulted structure. (noun)
  • Such structures considered as a group. (noun)
  • Leaping upward or over. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vaulting" in a sentence
  • ": Equestrians competed there Wednesday in vaulting -- an event that combines gymnastics, dance and horseback riding -- in the city's first-ever World Equestrian Games."
  • "Lunesta, a sleep aid marketed by Sepracor, accounted for much of that increase, vaulting from the 227th spot in 2005 to No. 37 this year, up 289%, with $162 million in ad spending for the first six months of this year."
  • "Ginobili has filled the scoring void, vaulting from a 9.4 points-per-game contributor on the Spurs '2003 NBA title team to the scoring leader in the infant stage of these playoffs."