prestart

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • pre-start

Etymology[edit]

pre- +‎ start

Adjective[edit]

prestart (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly yachting) Prior to the beginning of a race

Noun[edit]

prestart (plural prestarts)

  1. (yachting) The countdown immediately before the start of a race.
    • 2007 June 23, Christopher Clarey, “Breaking From Tradition in the America’s Cup”, New York Times:
      The Swiss, whose only Swiss crew member is the owner Ernesto Bertarelli, have even maintained contact in the past month with the big moment approaching, practicing prestarts with Desafío Español and organizing training races with Luna Rossa Challenge.