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 in a sentence
They gave me a five-minute head start.
She took some extra classes to get a head start in her career.
His natural athletic talent gave him a head start on his peers.
First Known Use of head start
HEAD START Defined for Kids
Definition of head start for Students
: an advantage given at the beginning (as to a school child or a runner)
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