Definitions for handicap

Definitions for (noun) handicap

Main entry: handicap

Definition: advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning

Main entry: check, balk, baulk, impediment, hinderance, hindrance, handicap, deterrent

Definition: something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

Main entry: impairment, handicap, disability, disablement

Definition: the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness

Usage: reading disability; hearing impairment

Definitions for (verb) handicap

Main entry: handicap, incapacitate, disable, invalid

Definition: injure permanently

Usage: He was disabled in a car accident

Main entry: hinder, hamper, handicap

Definition: put at a disadvantage

Usage: The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements

Main entry: handicap

Definition: attempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant

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