Pronunciation: (han'dē-kap"ur), [key]
1. Horse Racing.
a. a racetrack official or employee who assigns the weight a horse must carry in a race.
b. 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.
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