starting signal

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Noun1.starting signal - a signal to begin (as in a race); "the starting signal was a green light"; "the runners awaited the start"
signal, signaling, sign - any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message; "signals from the boat suddenly stopped"
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Neither signal caller finished last season as their respective team's starting signal caller.
The recent announcement by US President Donald Trump on Jerusalem was the starting signal for this settlement acceleration plans and the annexation policy pursued by the occupation authorities to take over enormous parts of the occupied West Bank," MOFA said.
With hoots of laughter almost as loud as the starting signal, some players clearly demonstrated the intended less-than-serious attitude, whilst some also suffered the sad realisation that they played better in the dark than in the light.
President of Bahrain Cycling Association His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa gave the starting signal of the race which covered several areas of the Southern Governorate amid fierce and robust competition among participating cyclists.
The starting signal was given by Global EVRT's Mobility Conference host, Nicki Shields, Scientist & Presenter at Formula E, CNN.
Gaining official approval is the starting signal for building the new hydrogen electrolysis plant at the voestalpine premises in Linz.
Shaker has also asserted that Egypt gave the starting signal to implement the four contracts.
You will be asked to take your place ten minutes before the race starts and when the starting signal goes you can run round the course.
Christian Traumann, CFO of MULTIVAC and Ivaylo Dimitrov, Managing Director of MULTI-VAC Bulgaria Production, gave the starting signal for the new production site of MULTIVAC in Bulgaria at the official ground breaking ceremony on 15 September 2016.
In fact, handgrip start positioning might imply different upper and lower limb joint angles, influencing the muscular activity level from the starting signal throughout the flight and underwater phases.
And come the morning of the first of the three full days it is the starting signal for children to don their "Sunday best" and knock at your door, quite rightfully expecting to be handed a fair amount of chocolates and other sweets and candies.