starting gate


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starting gate

n.
1. A series of stalls with doors that open simultaneously at the beginning of a race.
2. A movable barrier that starts an automatic timer when a competitor, such as a skier, moves through it.

starting gate

n
1. (Horse Racing) a movable barrier so placed on the starting line of a racecourse that the raising of it releases all the contestants simultaneously
2. (Horse Racing) the US name for starting stalls

start′ing gate`


n.
a movable barrier for lining up and giving an equal start to the entries in a horse or dog race.
[1895–1900]
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Noun1.starting gate - a movable barrier on the starting line of a race course
barrier - a structure or object that impedes free movement
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