starting motor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n starting motor an electric motor for starting an engine
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Usage

In literature:

That night, the two tropical tramps stole a small boat with a one-cylinder motor, and started up the river.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
He started the motor-generator with a gesture of finality.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
He suddenly remembered hearing his car motor start.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
The pilot pressed a button and the electronic motors started.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
One of the bullets struck a vital part and the motor started limping.
"Aces Up" by Covington Clarke
At last I returned to my room, obtained my motor-cap, coat, and goggles, and, having started the engine, got up at the wheel.
"The Count's Chauffeur" by William Le Queux
In about an hour the motor came back for them, and they started off very slowly.
"A City Schoolgirl" by May Baldwin
Hanky Panky started, but soon held back, unable to bear the sight of the wounded men who were in the motor truck.
"The Big Five Motorcycle Boys on the Battle Line" by Ralph Marlow
Instantly, Bascom snapped the switch shut and the motor started again on the spark.
"The Bandbox" by Louis Joseph Vance
She flipped on the switch that started the motors and there was a shrill, menacing whine.
"The Old Die Rich" by Horace Leonard Gold
It took me a little time to get back to the boat and a little more time than that to get the damn motor started.
"The Knights of Arthur" by Frederik Pohl
The motor started with a sound that "meant business," as Jack expressed it.
"The Motor Girls on the Coast" by Margaret Penrose
Outside he climbed behind the wheel of his hot rod and sat there, making no motion to start the motor.
"Ye of Little Faith" by Roger Phillips Graham
Inside was the connecting wire leading to the starting, stopping, or reversing switch, thence to the motor.
"Harper's Round Table, May 7, 1895" by Various
He never started the motor.
"Astounding Stories, August, 1931" by Various
The motor started again.
"H. R." by Edwin Lefevre
Now the motor is started, and almost at once the fork appears quite different.
"Soap-Bubbles" by C. V. Boys
Before he could start the motor, the owner of the shop came running after him.
"Penny Nichols Finds a Clue" by Joan Clark
The driver started the motor.
"Earth Alert!" by Kris Neville
Later, motor ambulances began to arrive and the wounded were started back toward the triage at Cheppy.
"History of Ambulance Company Number 139" by Various
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In news:

The first major race of the 2008 motor sports season won't start in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Jim Nabors sings his annual rendition of "Back Home Again in Indiana" before the start of the Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 30, 2004, in Indianapolis.
An electric motor in the base starts the engine.
The Ford motor company made $2.1 billion last quarter and says it's because people are starting to buy big-ticket items again.
General Motors and Chrysler Group are about to start selling full-size pickups that can seamlessly switch back and forth between natural gas and gasoline.
General Motors said it will start production late next year of the Cadillac ELR, a luxury version of the Volt, its high-profile electric vehicle.
DETROIT — General Motors (GM) wants people to start thinking about Hummers as big old trucks built to do a job, instead of as gas-guzzling SUVs for the rich.
All that hard work is starting to pay off, as interest in the 61-year-old's invention -- which has applications for both motoring and renewable energy storage -- gathers pace.
The lens has a small motor in it that starts at one side and revolves 120 degrees to capture a cinematic view of what I ...
Start off your weekend of motoring with a quick take on what's recently grabbed our attention in the automotive world.
The motor homes and buses will start lining up outside the RV lots at Tiger Stadium even before the gates open Friday at 5 p.m.
Are you tired of paying high gas prices in Rhea county, Tennessee, then the Motor Trend online gas price locator will help you find lowest gas prices so you can start saving money today.
DETROIT, MI- General Motors Co.'s "performance-inspired" 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS will start at just under $21,000.
A "dry" start can damage your motor.
Are you tired of paying high gas prices in Sunflower county, Mississippi, then the Motor Trend online gas price locator will help you find lowest gas prices so you can start saving money today.
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In science:

The genesis of this paper starts with the construction of a set of user requirements derived from interviews conducted with a group of people with various degrees of motor and speech disabilities.
Evaluating Accessible Synchronous CMC Applications
Turning left (right) is realized by stopping the left (right) motor and starting the right (left) motor respectively.
An Integrated Software-based Solution for Modular and Self-independent Networked Robot
Moving forward is simply done by starting both motors simultaneously.
An Integrated Software-based Solution for Modular and Self-independent Networked Robot
Clifford used terms like ‘versors’ (literally ‘turners’), ‘rotors’ and ‘motors’ to try to emphasise his overarching philosophical idea; an idea that claims everything starts with activity, with movement, i.e. from process – and that the processes themselves condition the geometry of space-time .
Weak Values: Approach through the Clifford and Moyal Algebras
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