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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Sports A series of stalls with interconnected doors that open simultaneously at the beginning of a race.
  • n. Sports A movable barrier that starts an automatic timer when pushed aside by a competitor, such as a skier.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a movable barrier on the starting line of a race course


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