• (British) IPA: /ˈstɑːtə(ɹ)/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈstɑɹtɚ/, [ˈstɑɹɾɚ]

starter (plural starters)

  1. Someone who starts something.
    a starter on a journey
    1. The person who starts a race by firing a gun or waving a flag
    2. (baseball) A starting pitcher.
  2. Something that starts something.
    It's small, but it's a good starter house.
    1. An electric motor that starts an internal combustion engine
    2. A device that initiates the flow of high voltage electricity in a fluorescent lamp
    3. A yeast culture used to start a fermentation process
  3. The first course of a meal, consisting of a small, usually savoury, dish.
    Synonyms: entrée, hors d'oeuvre, appetizer
    cot en
  4. (team sports) A player in the lineup of players that a team fields at the beginning of a game.
  5. A dog that rouses game.
  6. (historical, British) A short length of rope formerly used for casual chastisement in the Navy.
  7. (rail) A railway signal controlling the starting of trains from a station or some other location, more fully called a starter signal or starting signal.
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