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Track employee (7 letter answer)

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The answer STARTER is seen occasionally, appearing about once every 800 puzzles.

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STARTER as a noun:

1. (starter, starter motor, starting motor) = an electric motor for starting an engine
2. a contestant who is in the game at the beginning
3. (starter, dispatcher) = the official who signals the beginning of a race or competition
4. (newcomer, fledgling, fledgeling, starter, neophyte, freshman, newbie, entrant) = any new participant in some activity
5. (appetizer, appetiser, starter) = food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course)
6. (crank, starter) = a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle
7. a culture containing yeast or bacteria that is used to start the process of fermentation or souring in making butter or cheese or dough; "to make sourdough you need a starter"