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blackjack a card game in which the players' cards are compared with those of the dealer, the winner being the one whose cards are closest to but do not exceed twenty-one; twenty-one. [1/6 definitions]
champion one that has taken first place in a competition; winner. [1/5 definitions]
cowinner combined form of winner.
cup a decorative vessel, often of precious metal, that is awarded as a prize to the winner of a contest or game. [1/7 definitions]
electoral vote the tally of the votes cast by the electors of the electoral college in a U.S. presidential election. In most states, the winner of the popular vote receives one hundred percent of that state's electoral vote; therefore, the percentage of the total electoral vote cast for each candidate may not reflect the percentage of the popular vote cast for each candidate. [1/2 definitions]
fan-tan a card game in which the winner successfully discards his or her cards in a specific sequence. [1/2 definitions]
favorite a competitor thought to be the most likely winner. [1/3 definitions]
handicap in sports and esp. horse racing, to attempt to predict the winner of (a contest), or to assign odds to (the contestants) as to their chances of winning or losing. [1/6 definitions]
king the principal piece in the game of chess, the capturing of which decides the winner. [1/4 definitions]
Lance Armstrong U.S. professional cyclist, and seven-time winner of the Tour de France (b.1971).
lottery a game of chance in which contestants purchase or are given tickets and the winner is chosen randomly. [1/2 definitions]
lurch2 in certain card games, a situation in which the loser has fewer than half the points of the winner.
medalist the winner of a golf tournament in which the score is based on the number of strokes taken to complete a round. [1/3 definitions]
Nelson Mandela South African statesman, anti-apartheid activist, and Nobel Peace Prize winner, who was held as a political prisoner for 27 years and became the first democratically elected and first black President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999 (b. 1918).
Nobelist a winner of the Nobel prize.
photo finish the finish of a race in which the contestants are so close that one or more photographs taken at the moment of crossing the finish line must be examined to determine the winner. [1/2 definitions]
scavenger hunt a game in which persons or teams are sent out to acquire various items without buying them, the winner being whoever does so first.
set in tennis, a series of games classed as the principal unit of a match, with the winner of most sets winning the match. [1/25 definitions]
showdown the showing of hands in a card game to determine the winner. [1/2 definitions]
split decision in a boxing match, a final decision in which two of three official scorers agree on the winner.
stake2 (often pl.) that which is given to the winner of a competition; purse. [1/6 definitions]