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English definition of “starter”

starter

noun     /ˈstɑːtər/
PART OF MEAL [C] mainly UK (US appetizer) something that you eat as the first part of a mealMeals and parts of meals
SPORTS [C] US in sports, a member of a team who is involved in a competition from the beginning: At only 20, he's the team's youngest starter.Competitors and participants in sports and games
for starters informal used to say that something is the first in a list of things: Try this exercise for starters. → See also non-starterFirst and firstly
(Definition of starter noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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