from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The art or practice of a vaulter.
  • noun In architecture, vaulted work; vaults collectively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of constructing vaults; a vaulted construction.
  • noun Act of one who vaults or leaps.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The practice of constructing vaults, or a particular method of such construction.
  • noun A vaulted structure; such structures treated as a group.
  • noun The sport of gymnastics and dance routines performed on horseback, and on the longe line.
  • verb Present participle of vault.
  • adjective Leaning upward or over
  • adjective Exaggerated or overreaching
  • adjective performing

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a light leap by a horse in which both hind legs leave the ground before the forelegs come down
  • adjective revealing excessive self-confidence; reaching for the heights
  • noun (architecture) a vaulted structure


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