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


starting gate

BrE BrE//ˈstɑːtɪŋ ɡeɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɑːrtɪŋ ɡeɪt//
Equine sports
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a barrier that is raised to let horses or dogs start running in a race See related entries: Equine sports
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: starting gate