starting line


: a line that marks the beginning of a race

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next% 2 Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next% 2 Look down at any starting line and you’re bound to see runners sporting the flashy, colorful Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% 2. Ashley Wolfgang, SELF, 15 Mar. 2023 Thirty-three competitors — representing the Iditarod’s smallest field ever — are set to embark on a tour of Anchorage during Saturday’s ceremonial start before leaving the official starting line in Willow on Sunday. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, 2 Mar. 2023

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“Starting line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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