flying start

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The start of a sports event in which the competitors are moving when they pass the starting line or initial jump point.

Etymology:

  • From sailboat races, where the ships should be 'flying' under full sail as they cross the starting line.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

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flying startAn especially good start.
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