from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Sports A start before other contestants in a race.
- n. An early start that confers an advantage.
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- n. An advantage consisting in starting a competition or task earlier than might be expected; given (or taken), for example, prior to the beginning of a race.
- n. A factor conducive to superiority and success
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race)
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