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starting gate

noun
1.
any of various types of movable barriers for lining up and giving an equal start to the entries in a horse or dog race.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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British Dictionary definitions for starting-gate

starting gate

noun
1.
a movable barrier so placed on the starting line of a racecourse that the raising of it releases all the contestants simultaneously
2.
the US name for starting stalls
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