[1] A small electrical motor that causes the engine crankshaft to begin to turn, which starts the engine running and so starts the vehicle. Invented in 1911 by Cadillac engineers, the manual crank-starter was replaced by an electric motor and thus made it easier and safer for people to start and drive cars. Also called the "cranking motor."
[2] A person who indicates that a race is to begin.

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