dead heat

noun

Definition of dead heat

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

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Synonyms for dead heat

Synonyms

draw, stalemate, standoff, tie

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Examples of dead heat in a Sentence

the horses crossed the finish line in a dead heat

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The most closely watched will be at punt returner, where incumbent Cyrus Jones (Gilman), now an important slot cornerback, and running back Tyler Ervin are in a dead heat. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, "Three last-minute Ravens roster questions ahead of preseason finale," 29 Aug. 2019 The Monmouth poll has Biden, Sanders and Warren in a dead heat nationally. oregonlive.com, "Are Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren really in a dead heat? It’s complicated," 27 Aug. 2019 Son of English Channel finished in a dead heat for the win in the 2018 Bowling Green, beating Sadler’s Joy. courant.com, "Clancy’s Call: Saratoga," 26 July 2019 But many organisers prefer a clear result to a dead heat. B.f., The Economist, "What is a tiebreak?," 16 July 2019 Trump is in a dead heat with the five other leading Democratic contenders, Sens. Scott Wartman, Cincinnati.com, "Poll: Biden the only Democrat beating Trump in Ohio," 25 July 2019 This compares to a 49 - 49 percent dead heat in a September 5 survey by the independent Quinnipiac University Poll. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Trump attacks Kavanaugh accuser," 25 Sep. 2018 The lead two cars completed the sixth lap in a dead heat with Chadwick moving around on the outside in Turn 2 of the seventh lap to take the lead. Antioch Speedway, The Mercury News, "Antioch Speedway: Chadwick takes first in Jerry Hetrick Memorial Race," 13 June 2019 An Emerson College poll conducted April 25-28 showed Biden and O'Rourke in a dead heat among Democratic voters in Texas, with Biden the top choice of 23% and O'Rourke at 22%. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, "Biden puts Texas in play, pulling ahead of Trump 48-44 in new poll and exposing 2020 peril for GOP," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of dead heat

1796, in the meaning defined above

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dead heat

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dead heat

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

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