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noun [countable] British English pronunciation: starter /ˈstɑː(r)tə(r)/ 
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singularstarter
pluralstarters
 
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 4
    a small amount of food eaten at the start of a meal

    Stuffed peppers make a good starter for a dinner party.

  4. 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).

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