starter

Definitions of starter
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n any new participant in some activity

Synonyms:
entrant, fledgeling, fledgling, freshman, neophyte, newbie, newcomer
Types:
enlistee, recruit
any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces)
Type of:
beginner, initiate, novice, tiro, tyro
someone new to a field or activity

n a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle

Synonyms:
crank
Types:
crank handle, starting handle
crank used to start an engine
Type of:
hand tool
a tool used with workers' hands

n an electric motor for starting an engine

Synonyms:
starter motor, starting motor
Types:
kick start, kick starter
a starter (as on a motorcycle) that is activated with the foot and the weight of the body
self-starter
an electric starting motor that automatically starts an internal-combustion engine
Type of:
electric motor
a motor that converts electricity to mechanical work

n the official who signals the beginning of a race or competition

Synonyms:
dispatcher
Type of:
official
someone who administers the rules of a game or sport

n a contestant in a team sport who is in the game at the beginning

Types:
starting pitcher
(baseball) a pitcher who starts in a baseball game
Type of:
contestant
a person who participates in competitions

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

Synonyms:
appetiser, appetizer
Types:
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antipasto
a course of appetizers in an Italian meal
canape
an appetizer consisting usually of a thin slice of bread or toast spread with caviar or cheese or other savory food
cocktail
an appetizer served as a first course at a meal
hors d'oeuvre
a dish served as an appetizer before the main meal
crudites
raw vegetables cut into bite-sized strips and served with a dip
fruit cocktail
a mixture of sliced or diced fruits
crab cocktail
a cocktail of cold cooked crabmeat and a sauce
shrimp cocktail
a cocktail of cold cooked shrimp and a sauce
celery stick
celery stalks cut into small sticks
carrot stick
a stick of carrot eaten raw
stuffed mushroom
mushrooms stuffed with any of numerous mixtures of e.g. meats or nuts or seafood or spinach
rollmops
a pickled herring filet that has been rolled or wrapped around a pickle
pigs in blankets
small frankfurters wrapped in biscuit dough and baked
Type of:
course
part of a meal served at one time

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
Type of:
culture
(biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar)

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