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Definition of starting pistol noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

starting pistol

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈstɑːtɪŋ pɪstl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɑːrtɪŋ pɪstl//
 
Athletics
 
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a gun used for signalling the start of a race See related entries: Athletics
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: starting pistol