Definitions for "Gross score"
(aka: "unadjusted score") the raw, actual or unadjusted score (strokes) before a handicap has been applied to ones score. Example: His score was 84 gross but once his handicap was applied he was 72 net.
The score before the handicap is figured.
The actual number of strokes taken by a player for hole or round before the player's handicap is deducted