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UK [ˈstɑː(r)tə(r)] / US [ˈstɑrtər] noun [countable]
Word forms "starter":
singular starter plural starters
1) an official who signals the start of a race, especially by firing a gun
2) a person or horse that takes part in a race or game when it starts

Fewer than half the starters will finish within four hours.

3) someone who starts an activity at a particular time or in a particular way

Tiger Woods was among the early starters.

I've always been a slow starter in the mornings.

4) a small amount of food eaten at the start of a meal

Stuffed peppers make a good starter for a dinner party.

5) something that you say or do to start a particular activity, for example a conversation or a game

The pupils' own experiences can be a useful starter for discussion.

I'll give you the first three letters as a starter (= for you to guess the rest of the word).

6) the part of a machine or engine that makes it start

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