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hazard sb.: (2 the prevailing sense; 4 cf. ‘Pelouse . . . the lower hazard in a tennis-court’ Cotgr.)
1. game at dice at which the chances are complicated by a number of arbitrary rules H5 III. vii. 98; hence fig. “come” or “go to ,” to run extreme risks Mer.V. II. ix. 18, H5 III. vii. 98.
2. venture, chance, (hence) risk, peril, jeopardy;— phr. “on (the) hazard,” at stake Troil. Prol. 22 “Sets all on ,” Cæs. V. i. 68; “put in ,” risked Cor. II. iii. 264.
3. thing risked or staked Mer.V. I. i. 152.
4. each of the winning openings in a tennis-court H5 I. ii. 263 “We will in France . . . play a set Shall strike his father's crown into the hazard.”
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