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  • n. The top qualifying position for a race, on the inside of the front row at the starting line.
  • n. first place

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  • n. the most favorable position at the start of a race


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  • Almost imperceptibly, people were shifting closer to the three of them, desperate for any gobbet of gossip that would put them in pole position among their peers.

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  • I had a stint with horse racing at one point... Not sure if I made a list or not... *looks*

    Edit: Not finding one. Must've been when I was reading Crazy Good and Seabiscuit, is what I was thinking of.

    July 28, 2009

  • Can't believe this hadn't been listed yet. It refers to the prime starting position in horse and car racing: at the front of the pack, on the inside. It's also the name of a great (for its time) arcade video game of the early 80s.

    Anyone know of any good motor sports or automotive or racing lists?

    July 28, 2009