starting line


The starting line is a line indicating the start of a race or game. For a footrace the line can be drawn or made with tape. Horses race out of  gates that are all on the starting line. And boats often start a race over an imaginary line between two boats or buoys.


closeup of starting line with racers' hands on ground
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