Starting-block



noun, Track.
1.
a device used by runners, especially sprinters, for increasing their speed off the mark, consisting of a metal or wooden frame, usually secured to the ground at both ends, with adjustable, triangular-shaped blocks on each side for bracing the feet.
starting block
noun
1.
one of a pair of adjustable devices with pads or blocks against which a sprinter braces his feet in crouch starts

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