Meaning of starter

Definition of starter

(noun) an electric motor for starting an engine
a contestant in a team sport who is in the game at the beginning
the official who signals the beginning of a race or competition
food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course)
a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle
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"

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