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pole position

n
1. (Motor Racing) (in motor racing) the starting position on the inside of the front row, generally considered the best one
2. an advantageous starting position

pole position

- Refers to pole as the term for the inside fence on a racecourse.
See also related terms for pole.
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Noun1.pole position - the most favorable position at the start of a race
position, place - the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place"
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Pole Position
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The Japanese driver made two superb starts to overhaul the pole-position men before the first corner to romp to victory on the new US-style oval Northamptonshire track.
In race one on a drying track, Sato finished nearly three seconds clear of Andy Priaulx with pole-position man Derek Hayes third.
Sponsored by PEOPLE magazine, the award honors the pole-position winner of the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race qualifying session on Friday, April 16.