a scoring system in which points are awarded according to the number of strokes taken at each hole, whereby a hole completed in one stroke over par counts as one point, a hole completed in level par counts as two points, etc
(as modifier): a Stableford competition Compare match play, stroke play
- Stable isotope
stable isotope n. An isotope of an element that shows no tendency to undergo radioactive breakdown.
noun, plural stablemen [stey-buh l-muh n, -men] /ˈsteɪ bəl mən, -ˌmɛn/ (Show IPA) 1. a person who works in a stable.
noun 1. a horse sharing a stable with another. 2. one of several horses owned by the same person. 3. Informal. a person or thing originating from or belonging to the same establishment, field, etc., as another.
adjective, stabler, stablest. 1. not likely to fall or give way, as a structure, support, foundation, etc.; firm; steady. 2. able or likely to continue or last; firmly established; enduring or permanent: a stable government. 3. resistant to sudden change or deterioration: A stable economy is the aim of every government. 4. steadfast; not wavering […]