Definition of pole position in English:

pole position

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noun

  • 1The most favourable position at the start of a motor race.
    More example sentences
    • He won the pole position at Texas Motor Speedway in September of 2002 and finished a career-best third in that event.
    • He started the last two races from the pole position.
    • Rockenfeller responded with the fastest time in every practice session, the pole position and the race victory.
  • 1.1A leading or dominant position: a company boasting the pole position in the communications business

Origin

1950s: from a 19th-century use of pole in horse racing, denoting the starting position next to the inside boundary fence.

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