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vaulting

noun [U] uk   /ˈvɒl.tɪŋ/ us    /ˈvɑːl.t̬ɪŋ/
arches that support a ceiling or room: After the explosion, nothing of the walls or vaulting remained intact.

vaulting

adjective uk   /ˈvɒl.tɪŋ/ us    /ˈvɑːl.t̬ɪŋ/
vaulting ambition disapproving a strong wish to be extremely successful, powerful, rich, etc. and a belief that this is more important than anything else: He sacrificed his marriage to his vaulting political ambition.
Translations of “vaulting”
in Chinese (Traditional) (支撐屋頂或房間的)穹頂結構…
in Chinese (Simplified) (支撑屋顶或房间的)穹顶结构…
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