- starting gate
- Partitioned mechanical device having stalls in which the horses are confined until the starter releases the doors in front to begin the race.
Equestrian sports dictionary . 2013.
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starting-gate — [ startiŋgɛt ] n. m. • 1900; mot angl. « barrière pour partir » ♦ Anglic. turf Barrière faite de rubans élastiques tendus, de portes, devant laquelle s alignent les chevaux, et qui donne le signal du départ en se relevant ou en s ouvrant. Des… … Encyclopédie Universelle
starting gate — n a gate or pair of gates that open to allow a horse or dog to start running in a race … Dictionary of contemporary English
starting-gate — s. m. Aparelho formado de fitas elásticas estendidas no meio da pista, e que são retiradas para dar a partida aos cavalos de corrida. ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa … Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa
starting gate — n. a movable set of stalls with gates that open simultaneously at the start of a horse race … English World dictionary
Starting gate — A starting gate is a machine used in horse racing and dog racing to ensure a fair start in a race.Thoroughbred/quarter horse racingThe inventor of the electric starting gate for horse racing is generally credited to be Clay Puett, who was a rider … Wikipedia
starting gate — noun a movable barrier on the starting line of a race course • Syn: ↑starting stall • Hypernyms: ↑barrier * * * noun, pl ⋯ gates [count] : a gate or set of gates that opens at the start of a horse or dog race to let the animals begin racing * * * … Useful english dictionary
starting gate — UK [ˈstɑː(r)tɪŋ ˌɡeɪt] / US [ˈstɑrtɪŋ ˌɡeɪt] noun [countable] Word forms starting gate : singular starting gate plural starting gates a gate that a person or horse must stay behind until a race begins … English dictionary
starting gate — n. movable gate on the starting line of a race course that is raised when the horse/dog race starts; barrier or electronic beam that starts a timing device automatically when a contestant passes through it … English contemporary dictionary
starting gate — start|ing gate [ startıŋ ,geıt ] noun count a gate that a person or horse must stay behind until a race begins … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
starting gate — noun Date: 1898 1. a mechanically operated barrier used as a starting device for a race 2. a barrier that when knocked aside by a competitor (as a skier) starts an electronic timing device … New Collegiate Dictionary
starting gate — noun (C) a gate or pair of gates that open to allow a horse or dog through at the start of a race … Longman dictionary of contemporary English