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handicapper

[han-dee-kap-er] /ˈhæn diˌkæp ər/
noun
1.
Horse Racing.
  1. a racetrack official or employee who assigns the weight a horse must carry in a race.
  2. a person employed, as by a newspaper, to make predictions on the outcomes of horse races.
2.
a person who determines the handicaps that will be placed on competitors.
Origin of handicapper
1745-1755
1745-55; handicap + -er1
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  • He's a fourteen pound better horse than Ding Dong ever was; a handicapper would separate them that much on their form.

    Bulldog Carney W. A. Fraser
  • If he has one it is because the handicapper has been careless.

    Fore! Charles Emmett Van Loan
  • Perhaps Diablo had been stuck in the Brooklyn simply to see how the handicapper would rate him.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • In this way the handicapper is deceived as to their true qualities, and is induced to weight them advantageously for the Omnium.

  • Before him raced a vision of Ben Connor, king of the racetracks of the world, with horses no handicapper could measure.

    The Garden of Eden Max Brand
  • The post-master, assisted by experts in the Post Office service, to be the handicapper.

British Dictionary definitions for handicapper

handicapper

/ˈhændɪˌkæpə/
noun
1.
an official appointed to assign handicaps to competitors in such sports as golf and horse racing
2.
a newspaper columnist employed to estimate the chances that horses have of winning races
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