starting gun

noun

Definition of starting gun

: a special gun used to signal the beginning of a race The official fired the starting gun and the runners were off. also : the signal made by a starting gun As soon as she heard the starting gun, she took off running.

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“Starting gun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/starting%20gun. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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