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pole position

a position on the inside of the track in any race.
(in auto racing) a starting position on the inside of the front row.
an advantageous position. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for pole position

pole position

(in motor racing) the starting position on the inside of the front row, generally considered the best one
an advantageous starting position
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Contemporary definitions for pole position

in racing, being in the front row on the inside of the first bend; by extension, any advantageous position

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from pole of the inside fence's 21st Century Lexicon
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