false' start'

1. Sports.a premature start by one or more of the contestants, as in a swimming or track event, necessitating calling the field back to start again.
2. a failure to begin an undertaking successfully.


Pronunciation: (fôls'stärt'), [key]
v.i. Sports.
to leave the starting line or position too early and thereby necessitate repeating the signal to begin a race.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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