- start·ing block (stärʹtĭng)
1. Sports.a. An apparatus that braces a runner's feet at the start of a race, consisting of two angled supports adjustably mounted on a rigid frame that is usually anchored to the track.b. One of the raised platforms mounted at one end of a pool from which swimmers begin a race.2. The beginning of a period of time or an endeavor.
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