vaulting


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vault \Vault\ (v[add]lt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vaulted; p. pr.
   & vb. n. Vaulting.] [OE. vouten, OF. volter, vouter, F.
   vo[^u]ter. See Vault an arch.]
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   1. To form with a vault, or to cover with a vault; to give
      the shape of an arch to; to arch; as, to vault a roof; to
      vault a passage to a court.
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            The shady arch that vaulted the broad green alley.
                                                  --Sir W.
                                                  Scott.
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   2. [See Vault, v. i.] To leap over; esp., to leap over by
      aid of the hands or a pole; as, to vault a fence.
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            I will vault credit, and affect high pleasures.
                                                  --Webster
                                                  (1623).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vaulting \Vault"ing\, n.
   1. The act of constructing vaults; a vaulted construction.
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   2. Act of one who vaults or leaps.
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