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.
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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
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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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Fallon placed great stress on the completely different styles of racing in the US and Britain, placing particular emphasis on how horses in America are trained to jump quickly from the starting gate.
Ryan directs as, in a specific order, each horse is lead into their designated starting gate (stall).
I love being in the starting gate, with so much pressure, you feel suffocated, but somehow you will yourself to give everything you have and you throw yourself down the mountain in hopes of a medal.
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