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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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Scott went into the Games ranked eighth among the vaulters but managed to defy the wind and heavy rain to clear 3:80m and claim a place on the podium.
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Before the introduction of fiberglass poles in the 1960s, vaulters used bamboo and metal poles.
A filthy naked man wriggled from beneath it, and through the gap, while the vaulters handed down sacks of sand to him from inside the horse.
I felt I had to put all my efforts into my vaulting," explained Simpson who had combined his training sessions with coaching a group of women vaulters including his long-time partner Louise Butterworth, herself a GB international.
Andy Steben once ranked among the top 20 pole vaulters in the world.
TWELVE riders and two teams of equestrian vaulters from North Wales covered themselves in glory at the Riding for the Disabled National Championships at Hartpury, Gloucestershire.
They hope spectators will be left awestruck by the harmony of the vaulters and the horse as impressive and demanding gymnastic moves are gracefully executed on horseback.
Like all vaulters, I've had some pretty bad falls in the box, but you have to accept it comes with the territory.