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English definition of “pole position”

pole position

noun [C or U]    
the starting position on the inside of the front row in a motor race or similar racing competition , considered to be best and given to the competitor with the fastest time in the previous race : Alonso is in pole position for today's Monaco Grand Prix .Motor racingFirst and firstly
(Definition of pole position noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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