Definition of starting handle in English:

Share this entry

starting handle

noun

chiefly historical
A crank for starting the engine of a car.
Example sentences
  • Never mind, a crank of the starting handle, and we were back up and running.
  • I remember a man in the pub one morning with the starting handle of the lister engine tucked under his oilskin.
  • Ever since I took up diving, back in the days of black and white when the van had a starting handle, I had been forced to endure the same rhetorical question.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.