1) The handle of a broom or vessel.
1380 unum possenett cum stert, Durham
1421-2 ‘repairing le Stert of one Amphore for ale’, Selby
1445 j parvum posnet cum le starte, York
1486 the barne pan with a stert, Hull
1562 A pan with a start, a lyttill pan, Allerton Mauleverer
1562 iij old panes and one start pane iijs
1736 a beesome start, Baildon. A Calverley field had a shape which earned it the name Frying-pan start in 1755-60, no. 80 on the map.