Synonyms for starting gate

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While we were circling down I felt exactly as one feels at the start of a race, watching for the starting gate to rise.

He drilled every last one of his two-year-olds till the starting gate was no more to them than so much steel and wood and webbing.

King trembled—perhaps as a racehorse trembles at the starting gate, though he was weary enough to tremble from fatigue.

I patted Tapwater's flank, and so help me Newton, I think that one gentle tap pushed the colt half way to the starting gate!

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR STARTING GATE

jumping-off place

nounstarting point
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