AskDefine | Define vaulting

Dictionary Definition

vaulting adj : revealing excessive self-confidence; reaching for the heights; "vaulting ambition" [syn: overreaching]


1 (architecture) a vaulted structure; "arches and vaulting"
2 a light leap by a horse in which both hind legs leave the ground before the forelegs come down [syn: curvet]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The practice of constructing vaults, or a particular method of such construction
  2. A vaulted structure; such structures treated as a group
  3. The sport of gymnastics and dance routines performed on horseback, and on the longe line


  1. present participle of vault

Extensive Definition

To vault means to jump over something.
Vault may also refer to:
Vault or vaulting may also refer to:
  • Bank vault, a reinforced room or compartment in a bank building where valuables are stored
  • Burial vault, a protective coffin enclosure or an underground tomb
  • Cranial vault, the space in the skull within the neurocranium
  • Document vault, a storage vault to archive office documents in a temperature and humidity-controlled environment with fire suppression that will protect the media stored within
  • Pole vault, an athletics event where competitors use a long, flexible pole as an aid to leap over a bar
  • Utility vault, an underground storage area accessed by a maintenance hole
  • Equestrian vaulting, a sport that combines gymnastics and dance on a moving horse
  • Backup Vault, a safe data store where backup data preserved

See also

vaulting in Norwegian: Hvelv

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