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Definition of Hazard


  1. A game of chance played with dice.
  2. The uncertain result of throwing a die; hence, a fortuitous event; chance; accident; casualty.
  3. Risk; danger; peril; as, he encountered the enemy at the hazard of his reputation and life.
  4. Holing a ball, whether the object ball (winning hazard) or the player's ball (losing hazard).
  5. Anything that is hazarded or risked, as the stakes in gaming.
  6. To expose to the operation of chance; to put in danger of loss or injury; to venture; to risk.
  7. To venture to incur, or bring on.
  8. To try the chance; to encounter risk or danger.
  9. Any place into which the ball may not be safely played, such as bunkers, furze, water, sand, or other kind of bad ground.
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Hazard Translations

hazard in Dutch is toevalligheid, toeval
hazard in Finnish is sattuma, vaarantaa
hazard in German is Gefahr, Risiko, Zufall
hazard in Italian is azzardo, rischio
hazard in Portuguese is perigo, risco
hazard in Spanish is riesgo, acaso
hazard in Swedish is fara