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.
one of a pair of adjustable devices with pads or blocks against which a sprinter braces his feet in crouch starts
noun 1. any of various types of movable barriers for lining up and giving an equal start to the entries in a horse or dog race. starting gate noun 1. a movable barrier so placed on the starting line of a racecourse that the raising of it releases all the contestants simultaneously 2. the US […]
- Starting grid
noun 1. (motor racing) a marked section of the track at the start where the cars line up according to their times in practice, the fastest occupying the front position
noun, British. 1. 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