a crank used to start the motor of an automobile.
- Starting rate
noun 1. (in Britain) a rate of income tax below the basic rate
- Starting stalls
plural noun 1. (Brit) a line of stalls in which horses are enclosed at the start of a race and from which they are released by the simultaneous springing open of retaining barriers at the front of each stall
- Start in on
1. Begin doing something, as in We started right in on the repairs . Also see start in 2. Attack, especially verbally, as in Nancy keeps starting in on Carl, complaining about the errors in his work. [ Early 1900s ]
verb (used with object), startled, startling. 1. to disturb or agitate suddenly as by surprise or alarm. 2. to cause to start involuntarily, by or as by a sudden shock. verb (used without object), startled, startling. 3. to start involuntarily, as from a shock of surprise or alarm. noun 4. a sudden shock of surprise, […]