Meaning of “starter” - Learner’s Dictionary

starter

noun uk us /ˈstɑːtər/
PART OF MEAL [ C ] mainly UK (US appetizer)

something that you eat as the first part of a meal

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.
for starters informal

used to say that something is the first in a list of things:

Try this exercise for starters.
→ See also non-starter

(Definition of “starter” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)