a person or thing that starts in a specified way.
he was a late starter in photography
an automatic device for starting a machine, especially the engine of a vehicle.
When you turn the ignition key, the starter motor spins the engine a few revolutions so that the combustion process can start.
the first course of a meal; an appetizer.
Even at buffet dinners, it is advisable to stick to the usual schedule of salads, soups, starters , main course and dessert.
a bacterial culture used to initiate souring in making yogurt, cheese, or butter.
Then a starter culture of lactic streptococci and lactobacilli bacteria is added.