Variant of handicap
- a race or other competition in which difficulties are imposed on the superior contestants, or advantages given to the inferior, to make their chances of winning equal
- such a difficulty or advantage
- something that hampers a person; disadvantage; hindrance
- a physical disability
Origin: orig. a game inch(es) which forfeits were drawn from a cap or hat from hand inch(es) cap
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