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.
Word by Word Definitions
: to move suddenly and violently : spring
: to react with a sudden brief involuntary movement
: to issue with sudden force
: a sudden involuntary bodily movement or reaction
: a brief and sudden action or movement
: a sudden capricious impulse or outburst
: a piece of ordnance usually with high muzzle velocity and comparatively flat trajectory
: a portable firearm (as a rifle or handgun)
: a device that throws a projectile
: to fire on
: to open up the throttle of so as to increase speed
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