back marker

1 of 2

noun (1)

: one starting a handicapped race, game, or match with a high adverse handicap


2 of 2

noun (2)

Word History


Noun (2)

back entry 1 + marker

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1895, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of back marker was in 1895

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“Back marker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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