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pole po·si·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pole positionnoun

    the most favorable position at the start of a race


  1. pole positionnoun

    The top qualifying position for a race, on the inside of the front row at the starting line.

  2. pole positionnoun

    first place


  1. pole position

    Pole position refers to the first or leading position in a race or competition, often referring to the starting position obtained in vehicle racing, such as in Formula 1, based on the qualifiers' fastest time. The term is also used metaphorically to imply an advantageous position in any competitive field or situation.


  1. Pole Position

    Pole Position is an arcade racing video game released in 1982. It was designed by Namco and manufactured worldwide by Namco, except in the United States, where it was manufactured by Atari, Inc. It was the most popular coin-op arcade game of 1983. Pole Position was released in two configurations: an upright cabinet, and an environmental/cockpit cabinet. Both versions feature a steering wheel and a gear shifter for low and high gears. The environmental/cockpit cabinet featured both an accelerator and brake pedal, while the upright cabinet had only an accelerator pedal. By 1983, it had become the highest-grossing arcade game that year in North America, where it had sold over 21,000 machines for $61 million, equivalent to $140 million in 2012. It was the most successful racing game of the classic era, spawning ports, sequels, and a Saturday morning cartoon. The game established the conventions of the racing game genre and its success inspired numerous imitators. Pole Position is thus regarded as one of the most influential video games of all time and "arguably the most important racing game ever made."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pole position in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pole position in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of pole position in a Sentence

  1. Kurt Busch:

    We’re racing with Michael Jordan type of spirit, when we just missed out on pole position at Loudon [ New Hampshire ], Jeff Robinson texted me with the [ shrug ] emoji of ‘ Why ’d you choke ? What ’d you do wrong ? I thought you had it.'.

  2. Research Inc analyst Robert Parker:

    UPS is taking a pole position with United Parcel Service Inc and in the long term this makes a great deal of sense.

  3. Gero Farruggio:

    Of all the pumped hydro projects out there, I think Kidston is in pole position.

  4. James Brocklebank:

    There's so much capital and so much competition, we're having to be ever more creative in terms of getting deals done and getting ourselves in pole position.

  5. Simon Gleave:

    I don't think it's feasible unless Russia completely collapses, which is not out of the question... Germany currently is in pole position, with the performances they are producing, it is possible that we are underestimating them. What Japan has to do is turn some of these predicted silver (10) and bronze (14) medals into gold.

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