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Synonyms for starter

a contestant in a team sport who is in the game at the beginning

the official who signals the beginning of a race or competition


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food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course)

a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle

a culture containing yeast or bacteria that is used to start the process of fermentation or souring in making butter or cheese or dough

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Starter had worked for two starts earlier in the day.
Starter homes will be available at a minimum 20% discount below market value, helping starter homes to be genuinely affordable for those on moderate incomes.
To my knowledge, there is no duty cycle limit (maximum cranking time followed by minimum rest/cooling time) as there is on the starters you reviewed.
Starter LR 11000 and Bitec[R] Starter LR 2 are cultures in liquid form.
DS7 soft starters can be supplied for use with control voltages of either 24V ac/dc or 110 to 230V ac, and all types fully meet the requirements of the IEC/EN 60947-4-2 soft starter product standard.
3) If a fluorescent light fixture has an emergency battery/ballast then the feeder circuit will not be completely de-energized simply by opening the local switch, the feeder circuit should be secured and internal battery enable switch opened to replace the starter.
The Industrial Technologies sector of Ingersoll Rand has expanded its air starter line with the ST1000 series turbine-powered air starters.
The starter is located on the lamp frame (there are typically two starters).
All it takes is one itchy finger stuck on the starter switch to burn out a good starter motor.
Giving developers of high-volume applications the capability to incorporate secure in-system programmability (ISP) for the first time in their products, Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL) today announced immediate availability of the ProASIC3 starter kit and sampling of its 250K-gate A3P250 field-programmable gate array (FPGA).
iPod And iTunes Starter Kit by Brad Miser is an ideal 432-page instructional reference which provides all of the information that non-specialist general reader music fans need to get the most out these amazing digital music tools.
For the first time in more than 20 years there will be no honorary starters before the opening round on Thursday following the death last year of three- time champion Sam Snead, who acted as starter from 1984.
The heat needed to sinter (harden and densify) a refractory may be supplied by gas or induction heating of a starter block or dense charge.
Having worked with sourdough off and on for several years I keep both a whole-wheat and white flour starter going most of the time.
Piano Discoveries: Discovering the World of Music at the Keyboard, Off-staff Starter, On-staff Starter and Levels 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3 and 4, by Janet Vogt and Leon Bates and illustrated by Joseph Stokes.