: a race or contest in which an artificial advantage is given or disadvantage imposed on a contestant to equalize chances of winning
: an advantage given or disadvantage imposed usually in the form of points, strokes, weight to be carried, or distance from the target or goal
: a disadvantage that makes achievement unusually difficult
: a physical disability
: to give a handicap to
: to assess the relative winning chances of (contestants) or the likely winner of (a contest)
: to put at a disadvantage
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