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pole positionnoun [C or U]

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the ​startingposition on the inside of the ​frontrow in a ​motorrace or ​similarracingcompetition, ​considered to be ​best and given to the ​competitor with the ​fastesttime in the ​previousrace: Alonso is inpoleposition for today's Monaco Grand Prix.
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