Handicap

A class of race for which the official handicapper assigns the weight each horse has to carry.[1]
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Handicap

• (n.) A race, for horses or men, or any contest of agility, strength, or skill, in which there is an allowance of time, distance, weight, or other advantage, to equalize the chances of the competitors. • (v. t.) To encumber with a handicap in any contest; hence, in general, to place at disadvantage; as, the candidate was heavily handicap...
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Handicap

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handicap

(han´dĭ-kap) a term now considered offensive, used to refer to any physical or mental impairment or characteristic that prevents or restricts a person from participating independently in activities of daily living. the term is defined by the World Health Organization as a disadvantage that interferes with p...
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Handicap

1) Race for which the track handicapper assigns the weights to be carried. Each horse is allocated a different weight to carry, the theory being all horses then run on a fair and equal basis.. 2) To make selections on the basis of past performances.
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handicap

1. A physical, mental, or emotional condition that interferes with an individual's normal functioning. ... 2. Reduction in a person's capacity to fulfill a social role as a consequence of an impairment, inadequate training for the role, or other circumstances. ... See: disability. ... 3. An allowance of a certain amount of time or distance in start...
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handicap

hinder verb put at a disadvantage; `The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements`
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Handicap

[golf] A handicap is a numerical measure of a golfer`s potential playing ability based on the tees played for a given course. It is used to calculate a net score from the number of strokes actually played during a competition, thus allowing players of different proficiency to play against each other on somewhat equal terms. The higher the h...
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Handicap

Hand'i·cap (hăn'dĭ*kăp) noun [ From hand in cap ; -- perhaps in reference to an old mode of settling a bargain by taking pieces of money from a cap.] 1. An allowance of a certain amount of time or distance in starting, granted in a race to the competitor possessing inferio...
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Handicap

Hand'i·cap transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Handicapped (-kăpt); present participle & verbal noun Handicapping .] To encumber with a handicap in any contest; hence, in general, to place at disadvantage; as, the candidate ...
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Handicap

A class of race for which the official handicapper assigns the weight each horse has to carry.
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Handicap

A number assigned to a player to indicate his ability. Handicaps range from – 2 (the best) to 18 or higher (the weakest). Special doubles handicaps are sometimes awarded.
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Handicap

A number assigned to each player based on his ability and used to adjust each player's score to provide equality among the players. In simplified terms, a handicap number, based on the slope of a course, is subtracted from the player's gross score and gives him a net score of par or better half the time.
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handicap

a race start in which riders begin in a staggered line or at different times, based on each riders competitive ranking, making an fair and exciting race with the slower ones starting first and faster ones in pursuit.
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Handicap

A race where each horse is allocated a different weight to carry, the theory being all horses then run on a fair and equal basis
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Handicap

A system often used when racing mixed fleets of boats to attempt to even out the different performances of the boats and enable boats that have different performance capabilities to race fairly against each other. There are various different methods for applying the handicap to a boat's score or time in a race, one such is the RYA's Portsmouth Yard...
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Handicap

All players are rated on a scale of -2 to 10 (the higher the better). Although the word 'goal' is often used after the rating, it bears no relation to the number of goals a player scores in a match, but to his overall playing ability. A player's horsemanship, range of strokes, speed of play, team and game sense are the factors considered in determi...
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Handicap

As defined in the fair housing act, a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or
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Handicap

Golfer's playing ability in relation to a course.
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Handicap

Handicap is British slang for venereal disease (clap).
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Handicap

In a handicap, the horses will have different weights added to their saddles by a professional handicapper - the idea being to level up the chance of each horse winning and produce a more even race.
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handicap

in sports and games, method of offsetting the varying abilities or characteristics of competitors in order to equalize their chances of winning. ... [3 related articles]
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Handicap

It is the numerical representation of a golfer's skill and ability. The lower the handicap, the better a golfer. So for instance a golfer with a handicap of 5 is better than one with a handicap of 20.
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Handicap

Pins awarded to a player or team in an attempt to equalize competition. Often refered to as a percen
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Handicap

Pins awarded to individuals or teams in an attempt to equalize competition.
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