Starting post
Starting Start"ing (st[aum]rt"[i^]ng), a. & n. from {Start}, v. [1913 Webster]

{Starting bar} (Steam Eng.), a hand lever for working the valves in starting an engine.

{Starting hole}, a loophole; evasion. [Obs.]

{Starting point}, the point from which motion begins, or from which anything starts.

{Starting post}, a post, stake, barrier, or place from which competitors in a race start, or begin the race. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • starting post — noun a post marking the starting point of a race (especially a horse race) • Hypernyms: ↑post, ↑stake * * * starting post noun The post or barrier from which the competitors start in a race • • • Main Entry: ↑start * * * ˈstarting post 7 [star …   Useful english dictionary

  • starting post — noun a marker indicating the starting place for a race …   English new terms dictionary

  • Starting — Start ing (st[aum]rt [i^]ng), a. & n. from {Start}, v. [1913 Webster] {Starting bar} (Steam Eng.), a hand lever for working the valves in starting an engine. {Starting hole}, a loophole; evasion. [Obs.] {Starting point}, the point from which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Starting bar — Starting Start ing (st[aum]rt [i^]ng), a. & n. from {Start}, v. [1913 Webster] {Starting bar} (Steam Eng.), a hand lever for working the valves in starting an engine. {Starting hole}, a loophole; evasion. [Obs.] {Starting point}, the point from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Starting hole — Starting Start ing (st[aum]rt [i^]ng), a. & n. from {Start}, v. [1913 Webster] {Starting bar} (Steam Eng.), a hand lever for working the valves in starting an engine. {Starting hole}, a loophole; evasion. [Obs.] {Starting point}, the point from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Starting point — Starting Start ing (st[aum]rt [i^]ng), a. & n. from {Start}, v. [1913 Webster] {Starting bar} (Steam Eng.), a hand lever for working the valves in starting an engine. {Starting hole}, a loophole; evasion. [Obs.] {Starting point}, the point from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • post — Ⅰ. post [1] ► NOUN 1) a long, sturdy, upright piece of timber or metal used as a support or a marker. 2) (the post) a starting post or winning post. ► VERB 1) display (a notice) in a public place. 2) announce or publish …   English terms dictionary

  • post — I n. mail 1) (BE) see mailI 2) (BE) free post 3) (CE) parcel post 4) (BE) by return of post (AE has by return mail) II v. (BE) 1) (A) she posted the book to me; or: she posted me the book 2) (D; tr.) to post …   Combinatory dictionary

  • starting — n. in senses of START v. Phrases and idioms: starting block a shaped rigid block for bracing the feet of a runner at the start of a race. starting gate a movable barrier for securing a fair start in horse races. starting handle Brit. Mech. a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • post time — Horse Racing. the time at which the entries in a race are required to be at the starting post. [1835 45] * * * post time noun The time for the despatch or for the delivery of letters • • • Main Entry: ↑post * * * post time, the starting time for… …   Useful english dictionary

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