Definitions for "handicap"
Keywords:  golfer, golf, compete, strokes, score
The rating of the polo player ranges from a -2 to a 10. The teams are matched to play each other, depending on the total of the players handicaps.
The number of strokes issued to a player to reduce her or his score to par.
Designed to allow golfers of all levels ( beginners to advanced) to compete together on an equitable basis. This is an allowance in strokes given to a player based on their past and current performance.
a physical or mental disability of the body which makes normal human activities more difficult or impossible; as, his deformed leg was a major handicap in walking.
any disadvantage that makes an activity more difficult or impossible; as, insufficient capital was a big handicap in competing against Microsoft.
To encumber with a handicap in any contest; hence, in general, to place at disadvantage; as, the candidate was heavily handicapped.
An allowance of a certain amount of time or distance in starting, granted in a race to the competitor possessing inferior advantages; or an additional weight or other hindrance imposed upon the one possessing superior advantages, in order to equalize, as much as possible, the chances of success; as, the handicap was five seconds, or ten pounds, and the like.
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.
Race for which the handicapper assigns the weights to be carried or makes selections on the basis of past performances.
A method used by bookmakers to make a seemingly one-sided event more attractive to bet on. Commonly used in rugby and American football.
This is a method of making a one-sided event become a more attractive for betting purposes. For example St Helens(-7) to beat Bradford Bulls would mean that St Helens would have to win by more than seven points for you to win your bet. Consequently the price of Bradford Bulls would be more attractive.
Often used for American football, soccer and rugby betting. One team, usually the away side, receives a head start for betting purposes. Punters can bet for or against the team with the head start. The handicap can also be known as the line or the spread.
A limitation in the capacity to perform one or more of life's major activities.
The Actor has some sort of physical handicap or limitation that prevents him from performing certain Actions in a Movie. The Handicap should be defined when it is chosen; the prohibited Action types should be obvious from the Handicap. Some examples are Blind, Paraplegic (Christopher Reeves), and Dwarf (Verne Troyer).
is a limitation on participation in an activity or performance of a usual role. An example would be a person unable to walk not being able to climb up the stairs of a building to get to their job if an elevator was not available
Keywords:  funny, thing
a funny thing
something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
An old game at cards.
To study and research sports in order to make predictions on the results of upcoming games and events.
Keywords:  pejorative, longer, accepted, term
Pejorative term no longer in accepted use.
Keywords:  shooters, yards, trap, shot, targets
singles targets are shot at by shooters standing a minimum of 18 yards and a maximum of 27 yards from the trap.
an inability to accomplish something one might want to do, that most others around one are able to accomplish
a socially constructed reality that prevents social participation on the basis of difference in capacity
Keywords:  parents, left
what my parents left me
Keywords:  penalty, points, see
(see: Penalty Points).
the result of any physical or mental condition that affects or prevents one's ability to develop, achieve, and/or function in an educational setting at a normal rate