Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- an official who assigns handicaps to contestants, as in a tournament
- ☆ a person, as a sports writer, who tries to predict the winners in horse races on the basis of past records, track conditions, etc.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
noun Sports & Games
- One who assigns handicaps.
- One who predicts the winners in a horserace, especially one who publishes such predictions as a guide for bettors.