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false start

A condition in which a gas turbine engine fails to attain a stable light up, and the engine does not accelerate to a self-sustaining, or idling, RPM.
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JAMAICA'S Usain Bolt set a world record for the 100 metres and admitted he was glad there had been a false start the first time he went into the blocks.
The track has been charged with a possible breach of the rules governing the managing executive's responsibilities "in that after the starter raised his flag to signal a false start the advance flag operator failed to raise the yellow recall flag and blow his whistle so as to advise the riders that it was a false start.
FARCE Another National false start FARCE Another National false start
This was only my second race of the season and the false start in the final messed me up.
In the warm-up area, there was a word of encouragement from Campbell's coach Linford Christie who was also disqualified for a false start at the Atlanta Olympics.
Jackson was so quickly out of his blocks that he had almost cleared the first hurdle by the time the hooter sounded to indicate a second false start.
The new law, which allows only one false start per race rather than the previous one per athlete, will be first used at the Norwich Union Inter-national at the Kelvin Hall on February 2, when British star Gardener will be competing.
Torri Edwards was called for a false start on the first gun, and then Jones was called for a false start.
Smadynium's rider Richard Johnson said: "We jumped off as normal and none of us saw a flag to denote a false start.
False start rap for jocks THE Grand National start will undergo a review after two false starts led to chaotic scenes in front of a worldwide TV audience of 700million.
Unfortunately, many of the competitors did not recognise the second false start and continued to race.
The controversial new rule stipulates only one false start is permitted in each competition up to 400 metres and Jonathan Nsenga of Belgium was adjudged to have breached the ruling in the 60m hurdles final.