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Dictionary definition for: Starter

1. (n) an electric motor for starting an engine

2. (n) a culture containing yeast or bacteria that is used to start the process of fermentation or souring in making butter or cheese or dough; "to make sourdough you need a starter"

3. (n) a contestant who is in the game at the beginning

4. (n) the official who signals the beginning of a race or competition

5. (n) any new participant in some activity

6. (n) food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course)

7. (n) a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle

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