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vault

 [vawlt]
an arched or domelike structure; see also fornix.
cranial vault calvaria.

vault

(vawlt),
1. A part resembling an arched roof or dome, for example, the pharyngeal vault or fornix, the nonmuscular upper part of the nasopharynx; the palatine vault, arch of the plate; vault of the vagina, fornix of vagina.
2. A type of particle that weighs about 13 Mda; among the largest ribonucleoprotein particles present in eukaryotic cells. It is usually found in the vicinity of nuclear pores. The hollow configuration suggests role as central transporter of the nuclear pore complex.
[thr. O. Fr., fr. L. volvo, pp. volutus, to turn round]

vault

(vôlt)
n.
Anatomy An arched part of the body, especially the top part of the skull.

vault

(vawlt)
A part resembling an arched roof or dome: e.g., the pharyngeal vault or fornix, the nonmuscular upper part of the nasopharynx; the palatine vault, arch of the plate; or vault of the vagina, fornix of vagina.
[thr. O. Fr., fr. L. volvo, pp. volutus, to turn round]

vault

(vawlt)
A part resembling an arched roof or dome: e.g., the pharyngeal vault or fornix, the nonmuscular upper part of the nasopharynx; the palatine vault, arch of the plate; or vault of the vagina, fornix of vagina.
[thr. O. Fr., fr. L. volvo, pp. volutus, to turn round]

vault,

n 1. an anatomic part resembling an arched roof or dome, such as the vault of a denture.
n 2. a cavity or specially prepared area within the jawbone for placement of an implant magnet.
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In his practice program, the vaulter must try to increase the consistency of the run so that he will take off at the same point every time.
Seven other current Duck vaulters will make the trip and jump Saturday.
Last season, pole vaulters were not allowed to compete in league meets because the schools couldn't afford to make the pit changes necessary for new safety regulations.
A vaulter may perfect his plant, takeoff, and every aspect of the entire vault, but if he doesn't have speed, strength, and agility, he will never vault very high.
Competing against an elite field of pole vaulters, Stevenson, Brad Walker and Russ Buller all cleared 18 feet, 8 inches, then passed at 19-0 to put the bar at 19-4.
It takes a pole vaulter to coach pole vault,'' said Valencia pole vaulter Jill Reynolds, who had the best mark among area girls last season.
Joanna Eccles from Great Britain is today's most successful vaulter and "Henry" was her partner for all the titles, World champion, European champion and No 1.
Moscow: Yelena Isinbayeva, the greatest woman pole vaulter of all time, thrilled a partisan home crowd roaring her every jump when she landed the third and probably last world title of her illustrious career yesterday.
Ashcroft, who coached middle distance runners and worked with the pole vaulters, was let go at Oregon in July as part of a shake-up in the program.
Solihull pole vaulter Rowan May is raring to get back into action
The Olympic record for pole vault is set by Australian pole vaulter Steven Hooker with 5.
POLE vaulter Max Eaves shows what it's like to reach the dizzy heights of worldclass athletics and give shoppers a taste of what to expect from the sport this summer.