starting gate definition by Webster's New World
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a movable set of stalls with gates that open simultaneously at the start of a horse race
starting gate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A series of stalls with interconnected doors that open simultaneously at the beginning of a race.
- A movable barrier that starts an automatic timer when pushed aside by a competitor, such as a skier.