Definitions

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.

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

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Examples

  • Breaking from the starting gate slowly, by the beginning of the first turn, jockey Ron Turcotte had the horse running last.

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