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hill start

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Definition of hill start in English:

noun

British
An act of starting to drive a vehicle from a stationary position on an incline: a badly bungled hill start
More example sentences
  • The car simplifies hill starts by holding automatically until the driver accelerates away.
  • Many motorists seemed to think that the only way to make progress on a hill start was to floor the accelerator.
  • I remember the day I was doing a hill start during a lesson and balanced the clutch and the gas so well that when I let down the hand-brake, the car neither rolled backwards nor lurched forwards.

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