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1. Sports A start before other contestants in a race.
2. An early start that confers an advantage.
an initial advantage in a competitive situation
[originally referring to a horse's having its head in front of others at the start of a race]
1. an advantage given or acquired in any competition, endeavor, etc., as allowing one or more competitors in a race to start before the others.
2. a productive beginning: I'll get a head start on the paperwork this weekend.
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|Noun||1.||head start - the advantage gained by beginning early (as in a race); "with an hour's start he will be hard to catch"|