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noun [C] uk   /ˈstɑː.tər/  us   /ˈstɑːr.t̬ɚ/
a person, animal, or organization that is involved at the beginning of an activity, especially a race: Of the ten starters (= horses which started in the race), two fell at the first fence. [C] mainly UK a small dish served as the first part of a meal: We had soup/pâté/pasta as a starter.
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