starting handle


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Noun1.starting handle - crank used to start an enginestarting handle - crank used to start an engine  
crank, starter - a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle
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starting handle

n (Brit) → manovella d'avviamento
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The High Court in Aberdeen heard Reynolds told police he didn't think Michael, who was helping him prepare the machine for painting, could reach the starting handle from inside the drum.
HOW did motorists clear the ice from frozen windscreens years ago, before de-icers, when petrol was less than five bob a gallon (that's 25p) and cars came with a starting handle as an option to crank the engine?
"My favourite has to be from an episode set at a vintage car rally when unfortunately a young man is killed by a starting handle. I also liked the one when Martine McCutcheon was killed by a giant wheel of blue cheese.
I was attracted to it by the colour - it was petrol blue - and then it hooked me in when I saw that it had a starting handle in case I ever had a problem getting her going.
WHY do most manufacturers these days supply cars without a starting handle? A spare wheel is provided (quite rightly) but a starting handle is likely to be needed more often.
I love cars, always have, ever since buying my first one at the age of 19 - a rustbucket of a Morris Minor, which you could start with a starting handle and which I had to drive sitting on a booster cushion.
Frankie taught me to use a starting handle, as it turns out both as a lethal weapon and to bring a car sputtering into life.
It is blue with red mudguards, has a key and starting handle - and is in pristine condition apart from the box, which is a little faded.