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starting pistolnoun [C]

uk   us   (also starter's pistol)
a ​smallgun that makes a ​loudnoiseinstead of firing bullets and is used for ​startingraces
(Definition of starting pistol from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “starting pistol”
in Chinese (Simplified) 发令枪…
in Chinese (Traditional) 發令槍…
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