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Definition of "starter" []

  • One that starts. (noun)
  • An attachment for starting an internal-combustion engine without hand cranking. Also called self-starter. (noun)
  • A device that initiates a flow of high voltage across the electrodes of a fluorescent lamp. (noun)
  • Sports One who signals the start of a race. (noun)
  • Sports A participant that starts in a game or race. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "starter" in a sentence
  • "It is my belief Bodden will get the most snaps (I hate the term starter)."
  • "Since my starter is a medley (or mutt, if you will) of flours, I just used "whole wheat" as a baseline in my calculations."
  • "But I was startled to read that the starter is a sweet and rich version of sourdough - it is fed with protein-rich milk, sugar and flour, and * never* refrigerated!"