nonstarter

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noun non·start·er \ˌnän-ˈstär-tər\

Definition of nonstarter

  1. 1 :  one that does not start

  2. 2 :  someone or something that is not productive or effective his son has been, in politics a nonstarter — Anthony Lejeune

Examples of nonstarter in a sentence

  1. She's the leading scorer among the team's nonstarters.

1865

First Known Use of nonstarter

1865


NONSTARTER Defined for English Language Learners

nonstarter

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noun non·start·er \ˌnän-ˈstär-tər\

Definition of nonstarter for English Language Learners

  • : someone or something that will not be effective or successful

  • sports : a player who is not chosen to play at the beginning of games : a player who is not one of the starters on a team

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