Handicap


Handicap
Handicap Hand"i*cap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Handicapped} (-k[a^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Handicapping}.] To encumber with a handicap in any contest; hence, in general, to place at disadvantage; as, the candidate was heavily handicapped. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.