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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]
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He had good coaching and mentorship in his family, and was awarded a scholarship five years ago by the International Federation of Track and Field (IAAF) as an under-21 vaulter to attend training camps in Italy with the legendary Vitaly Petrov, the 81-year-old Ukrainian coach who has guided athletes to eight Olympic gold medals over the decades.
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The violinist, immediately launched into a medley of sea shanties, while the vaulters roared out the words.
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The privately owned, year-round club offers opportunities for beginner to expert vaulters ages 10 and up, with a chance to practice techniques to improve speed on the runway, planting, turning, landing and more, Lang said.
But Simpson isn't out enjoying the nightlife, but competing against some of Europe's best vaulters in Le Peche Tour, a French initiative which, although tried in Britain, has yet to emulate its success across the Channel.