starting box

starting box

[′stärd·iŋ ‚bäks]
(electricity)
A device for providing extra resistance in the armature of a motor while it is being started.
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Riders and mounts danced excitedly in the starting box, runners poised, hounds pulling on their leads and the bell rang
Riders whizzed from the starting box, jumping eight fences at incredible speed, racing back to the start to hand over to runners and hounds who galloped over the same eight fences and then raced feverishly for the finish line.
Cut out each reindeer and put him (or her) on the starting box.