a betting device, established by oddsmakers and used to attract bettors for uneven competitions, indicating the estimated number of points by which a stronger team can be expected to defeat a weaker team, the point spread being added to the weaker team’s actual points in the game and this new figure then compared to the stronger team’s points to determine winning bets.
The difference between the handicapping points added or subtracted for various teams in football and basketball betting (1973+ Sports & gambling)
noun, Physics, Optics. 1. a source of radiation sufficiently distant compared to its length and width that it can be considered as a point. noun 1. (optics) a source of light or other radiation that can be considered to have negligible dimensions point source n. A source, especially of pollution or radiation, occupying a very […]
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noun 1. (Brit) a system used to assess applicants’ eligibility for local authority housing, based on (points awarded for) such factors as the length of time the applicant has lived in the area, how many children are in the family, etc
noun 1. a peak in W central Washington, to the S of Mount Rainier, in the Cascade Range.14,158 feet (4318 meters).
noun 1. Printing. a system for grading the sizes of type bodies, leads, etc., that employs the point as a unit of measurement. Compare (def 48a). 2. any of certain systems of writing and printing for the blind that employ embossed symbols for letters. 3. a system of promoting students by an evaluation of their […]