photo finish

noun

Definition of photo finish

1 :a race or finish in which contestants are so close that a photograph of them as they cross the finish line has to be examined to determine the winner
2 :a close contest

First Known Use of photo finish

1935


PHOTO FINISH Defined for English Language Learners

photo finish

noun

Definition of photo finish for English Language Learners

  • : a finish in a race in which the racers are so close that the judges have to look at a photograph of the racers crossing the finish line to see who has won


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