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starting gate

noun

: a gate or set of gates that opens at the start of a horse or dog race to let the animals begin racing

Full Definition of STARTING GATE

1
:  a mechanically operated barrier used as a starting device for a race
2
:  a barrier that when knocked aside by a competitor (as a skier) starts an electronic timing device

First Known Use of STARTING GATE

1898

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