See also: Handicap (competition)
Handicapped is an adjective used to refer to a person or animal who is partially disabled or unable to use a limb or limbs. The use of this term is sometimes considered offensive, though it is preferable to the derogatory term "cripple". (Note, however, that the term "cripple" is used specifically to refer to a horse unable to race). See disabled for a fuller explanation of the difference between an impairment, a disability and being handicapped.
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