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American English: /ˈstɑrdər/
British English: /ˈstɑːtə/

Translation of starter in Spanish:


  • 2 (Sport) 2.1 (official)
    Example sentences
    • ‘The starter held the race while the announcer told people I was retiring,’ said Hickman.
    • As the starters signalled the first race a light rain signalled the wintry conditions at Munich's Olympic regatta course.
    • Tarapore and Kapila even had the discomfiture of being fined five penalty points for jumping the starter's gun in the second race.
    2.2 (competitor)
    participante (masculine or feminine)
    competidor, (-dora) (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Worse still, every paper lists him as a definite starter in Sunday's game.
    • Hold That Tiger is the only one of O'Brien's potential starters to have raced in the United States this year.
    • Paraneck Stable's former classic starter Griffinite has been retired due to a slight ligament strain in his left front leg.
  • 3 (person) he was a slow/late starter at school
    fue de desarrollo lento/tardío en el colegio
    Example sentences
    • Also a serious Palme d' Or contender, Chunhyang is a slow starter.
    • Despite the crowd's obvious enthusiasm, the gig was a slow starter.
    • He may have been a slow starter, but lately O'Shea has been surging forward.
  • 4 (Cars)
    Example sentences
    • When you turn the ignition key, the starter motor spins the engine a few revolutions so that the combustion process can start.
    • From the darkened bar from which I dictate this missive, I can hear the starter engines revving up!
    • The difference is there is a helicopter starter engine that always keeps the turbo spinning at high revs, and hence the power.
  • 5starter (culture) (Biology, Cookery)
    (cultivo de bacterias necesario para iniciar ciertos procesos de fermentación)
    Example sentences
    • Then a starter culture of lactic streptococci and lactobacilli bacteria is added.
    • The traditional process of cheesemaking ensues when the bacteria in the starter culture begin growing by fermenting the lactose in the milk into lactic acid.
    • Fruit may contribute undesirable yeasts and bacteria to the yogurt, making it a poor starter culture.
  • 6 (before noun) starter fertilizer
    fertilizante (masculine) de arranque
    starter kit o pack
    equipo (masculine) básico (para principiantes)
    starter plant
    planta (feminine) para el jardinero novato
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