head start


head start

noun

: an advantage given to a someone at the beginning of a race

: an advantage that you have or get when you are starting to do something

Full Definition of HEAD START

1
:  an advantage granted or achieved at the beginning of a race, a chase, or a competition <a 10-minute head start>
2
:  a favorable or promising beginning

Examples of HEAD START

  1. They gave me a five-minute head start.
  2. She took some extra classes to get a head start in her career.
  3. His natural athletic talent gave him a head start on his peers.

First Known Use of HEAD START

1886

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