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hazard (ˈhæzəd)
1.  exposure or vulnerability to injury, loss, evil, etc
2.  at hazard at risk; in danger
3.  a thing likely to cause injury, etc
4.  golf an obstacle such as a bunker, a road, rough, water, etc
5.  chance; accident (esp in the phrase by hazard)
6.  a gambling game played with two dice
7.  real tennis
 a.  the receiver's side of the court
 b.  one of the winning openings
8.  billiards a scoring stroke made either when a ball other than the striker's is pocketed (winning hazard) or the striker's cue ball itself (losing hazard)
9.  to chance or risk
10.  to venture (an opinion, guess, etc)
11.  to expose to danger
[C13: from Old French hasard, from Arabic az-zahr the die]

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