[self-stahr-ter] /ˈsɛlfˈstɑr tər/
starter (def 3).
Informal. a person who begins work or undertakes a project on his or her own initiative, without needing to be told or encouraged to do so.
the former name for a starter (sense 2)
a person who is strongly motivated and shows initiative, esp at work


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