play-off


play–off

noun \ˈplā-ˌf\

: a series of games that is played after the end of the regular season in order to decide which player or team is the champion

: a game or series of games that is played to decide the winner when people or teams are tied

Full Definition of PLAY-OFF

1
:  a final contest or series of contests to determine the winner between contestants or teams that have tied
2
:  a series of contests played after the end of the regular season to determine a championship —often used in plural

First Known Use of PLAY-OFF

1895

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