noun tie·break·er \ˈtī-ˌbrā-kər\

: something (such as an extra period of play or an extra question) that is used to decide a winner when a game, contest, etc., has ended with a tied score

Full Definition of TIEBREAKER

:  an additional contest or period of play used to select a winner when a competition ends in a tie

First Known Use of TIEBREAKER

circa 1932


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