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handicap British & World English

A circumstance that makes progress or success difficult

handicap English Thesaurus

he was born with a significant visual handicap

mental handicap British & World English

A condition in which the intellectual capacity of a person is permanently lowered or underdeveloped to an extent which prevents normal function in society

out of the handicap British & World English

Having a handicap rating that would merit carrying a weight below the minimum specified for a race

handicap mark in mark1 British & World English

An official assessment of a horse’s form, expressed as a figure between 0 and 140 and used as the basis for calculating the weight the horse has to carry in a race

mental defective New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

dated and offensive: express otherwise, e.g. in terms of ‘learning difficulties’

out of the handicap in handicap British & World English

Having a handicap rating that would merit carrying a weight below the minimum specified for a race