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

 

starting blocks

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈstɑːtɪŋ blɒks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɑːrtɪŋ blɑːks//
 
(also the blocks) [plural] Athletics
 
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the two blocks on the ground that runners push their feet against at the beginning of a race See related entries: Athletics
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: starting blocks