starting gun

noun

Definition of starting gun

  1. :  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

startplay starting
  1. :  to move suddenly and violently :  spring

    :  to react with a sudden brief involuntary movement

    :  to issue with sudden force

  1. :  a sudden involuntary bodily movement or reaction

    :  a brief and sudden action or movement

    :  a sudden capricious impulse or outburst

  1. :  a piece of ordnance usually with high muzzle velocity and comparatively flat trajectory

    :  a portable firearm (such as a rifle or handgun)

    :  a device that throws a projectile

  1. :  to fire on

    :  shoot

    :  to open up the throttle of so as to increase speed


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