play–off

play
noun \ˈplā-ˌȯf\

Definition of play–off

  1. 1 :  a final contest or series of contests to determine the winner between contestants or teams that have tied

  2. 2 :  a series of contests played after the end of the regular season to determine a championship —often used in plural

1895

First Known Use of play–off

1895


PLAY–OFF Defined for English Language Learners

play–off

play
noun \ˈplā-ˌȯf\

Definition of play–off for English Language Learners

  • : 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


PLAY–OFF Defined for Kids

play–off

play
noun \ˈplā-ˌȯf\

Definition of play–off for Students

  1. :  a game or series of games to determine a championship or to break a tie


Learn More about play–off

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of play–off


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