Translation of handicap in Spanish:


desventaja, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈhændiˌkæp//ˈhandɪkap/


  • 1

    • 1.1(disadvantage)

      desventaja feminine
      • Now aged 42, he lives in Carlow, plays golf off a handicap of 13, and commutes in his Jaguar every day to his office in ParkWest.
      • Well, a new innovation from the governing body means that you will now be able to check your exact handicap via your mobile phone.
      • Golf handicaps have not gone down and golfers are not any less frustrated than they have ever been before.
      • O'Driscoll plays golf off a handicap of nine but says he could never have made it as a pro.
      • Twenty-four did not seem all that bad for a novice when I was awarded a handicap by those knowledgeable committeemen at Swinton Park Golf Club.
      • Only when they play with the hindrance of a handicap, as they did when Hearts were two up in Glasgow a fortnight back, is there any fun in it.
      • Battling against painful odds to remain in the game the little genius still plays off a scratch handicap hoping to comeback to competitive golf.
      • He plays off a golf handicap of 14, and is an avid GAA, soccer and rugby follower.
      • In reality, this will probably mean improving his golf handicap of 21.
      • There is no doubt that this is a competitive handicap with plenty of dangers.
      • In Thailand, we play many fine courses of different standards and levels of difficulty and do so applying our lowest current handicap, from whatever source.
      • Choose from over 20 maps, set handicaps, map sizes and the difficulty of the computer players, allow cheats, share resources, and other stuff.
      • Hunt's handicap was trimmed by three strokes after his cup success.
      • We are also affiliated to the Lancashire Union of Golf Clubs so handicaps can be obtained.
      • In summary, the Pattaya Sports Club realizes the need for each member to have a competitive handicap regardless of his or her level of skill.
      • The BSF Tennis committee has reverted back to the former handicap system and all clubs are advised to check their respective handicaps with the Mixed League secretary.
      • John Moore was declared winner after the match, but after checking his most recent handicap, it was determined that John had come in tied for third.
      • At first it was thought that Doug had tied Dene Mundy at 38 points, but after checking the new handicaps, it was found that he had won by a point.
      • In his leisure time he follows West Ham United and plays golf off a handicap of 12.
      • There was a difference this year, with the handicaps restricted to three quarters with a maximum of eighteen, which resulted in the number of teams being slightly less than on previous occasions.

    • 1.2(disability)

      physical handicap discapacidad física feminine

  • 2

    • 2.1(in golf, polo)

      hándicap masculine
      (penalty) desventaja feminine
      to win on handicap imponerse en tiempo corregido
      • Only John Emmerson managed to equal or better his handicap.
      • HRH Prince Andrew has been reducing his golf handicap.
      • To have an enviable handicap in golf and to be a connoisseur of Bacchus is not unknown among members of the medical profession.
      • Nicolson will now be seeking to get his golf handicap down.
      • Golfers of various handicaps were asked to putt on the greens and choose the faster green.
      • John Preddy was also in the frame when he again shot 38 points, maintaining his steady progress off his 32 handicap.
      • Instead of helping their players enhance the skills that may determine their futures, these coaches have little choice but to work on decreasing their golf handicaps.
      • In the circumstances it was no surprise that nobody beat their handicap, nor that Tim Holt came in the winner, by a short cough.
      • Of the 12 major prizewinners, only two failed to equal or better their handicap.
      • It was to turn into a tough day for the players and only one man was to break par and two equal their handicap so we can exempt them from the ‘Duffer Tag’.
      • ‘My goal now is to get my golf handicap down,’ he smiles.
      • The round capped off a very successful period for Mike, which has seen his handicap reduce steadily towards the first division level.
      • However, knowing Stais, she'll have a happy and active retirement and no doubt her golf handicap will be falling faster than inflation is rising!
      • Poor old Frank Fahey was summoned back from Spain, where he was making some useful progress on his handicap.
      • Under the U.S. Golf Association's ESC system, players with course handicaps of 9 or less can post no more than a double bogey on any hole.
      • It must have done wonders for his golf handicap.
      • My golf handicap is currently on the wrong side of twenty so I'll have to see what I can do about that!
      • Since Stewart has declared an interest in attending every Chelsea game this season and getting his golf handicap down as much as possible, that seems unlikely.
      • A lot of weekend practise saw Trevor bounce back to form, also beating his handicap on a day when the poor greens proved too difficult for most of the field.
      • Although Bodfari Signet has been beaten four times since his last success, he is gradually slipping down the handicap.

    • 2.2(event)

      hándicap masculine
      • This time last year, Blueprint was winning one of the handicaps at the royal meeting but such has been his progress since then, the horse is likely to start as one of the favourites for what could be one of the best races of the week.
      • The eight-year-old fulfilled the promise of several creditable placed efforts with an overdue success in a valuable handicap at Hamilton last week.
      • Prior to his Kempton success, the former also won a valuable Ascot handicap and his trainer feels the Lord Americo gelding is now ready to leave that company and step up in trip.
      • That success was achieved in a handicap in which Lady Protector had gone down in a photo-finish 12 months earlier, so it was deserved compensation.
      • At Ascot as recently as last Saturday, he won a competitive handicap by one and three-quarter lengths from Guinea Hunter.
      • The same trainer and jockey joined forces yesterday to clinch a shock 50-1 success with Bagan in the curtain-raising handicap.
      • A high-class performer, who scored at Newbury early last season, Vintage Premium went on to run well in several competitive handicaps.
      • Winner of three of his four races, he has made significant strides this season, his latest success coming in a red-hot handicap at Newmarket last month.
      • He lost out by a short head to Clever Consul in a competitive handicap, after losing a lot of ground at the start.
      • It was the trainer's second victory in Europe's richest sprint handicap, following Wildwood Flower's success in 1997.
      • The gelding was an 18-length winner that day, but failed to build on his success by trailing home fifth of six in an Ascot handicap on his most recent start.
      • Carrying top weight in such a competitive handicap is never ideal but he has earned the poundage and he is built to carry it.
      • She ran her best race to date at Galway six days ago when powering through late to finish two lengths second behind Penny Farthing in a competitive handicap.
      • Trained at Lambourn by Lavinia Taylor, this six-year-old proved solidly progressive last season and wound-up by winning a valuable handicap at Ayr in April.
      • The four-year-old caught the eye when finishing fifth in a competitive handicap at Haydock on his latest start.
      • Kempton's Racing Post Chase is traditionally one of the most competitive handicaps in the calendar, but no-one told jockey Richard Johnson and pint-sized Gunther McBride.
      • She followed a cantering success in a Roscommon handicap with a smooth victory in a conditions event at Leopardstown ten days ago.
      • Trained at Newmarket by Michael Bell, Magic Rainbow showed some decent form in competitive handicaps last season.
      • Having broken his maiden tag at Ripon on his second outing, Guto was then beaten narrowly at Musselburgh before returning to Ripon to gain a gritty success in a nursery handicap.
      • Chris Wall's gelding comes into battle in great heart after producing a sterling effort to win a competitive handicap at Newbury on his latest outing.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (chances/person) perjudicar
    they were very much handicapped by a lack of training la falta de capacitación los perjudicaba mucho / los colocaba en una situación de clara desventaja
  • 2

    (person/horse) asignar un hándicap a
    (horse/person) asignar una desventaja a
  • 3US

    (contestant) evaluar las posibilidades de