dead heat

dead heat


: a contest in which two or more competitors earn the same score or finish at the same time

Full Definition of DEAD HEAT

:  a tie with no single winner of a race; broadly :  tie

Examples of DEAD HEAT

  1. <the horses crossed the finish line in a dead heat>

First Known Use of DEAD HEAT



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