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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-starter First and firstly
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