post·​sea·​son | \ ˈpōs(t)-ˌsē-zᵊn How to pronounce postseason (audio) \
plural postseasons

Definition of postseason

US, sports
: a period of time immediately after the regular season when teams play against each other in a series of games to determine a champion NFL fans have been complaining that the 2016 postseason is the worst in history.— Michael Salfino The teams will face each other in the postseason. often used before another noun a postseason game/victorytheir postseason record

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Advertising The California Golden Bears know all too well the difficulty of playing the perennial Big 12 champion Bears in Waco during the postseason. Doug Feinberg, The Seattle Times, "Half the Sweet 16 is set in women’s NCAA Tournament," 25 Mar. 2019 One fellow Eagles fan is Angels manager Mike Scioscia, a graduate of Springfield Delco, who during the Eagles postseason was a constant text partner with Trout, especially on game day. Marc Narducci,, "Millville's Mike Trout is better than ever but thirsting for postseason success," 29 June 2018 Stephenson shot 29 percent from 3 last season coming off the bench but was a spark during the postseason. J. Michael, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: Pacers moving on from Lance Stephenson signals effort to make significant upgrade," 25 June 2018 Golden State’s second unit badly needed another shooter, as evidenced by their dramatic lack of wing depth when Andre Iguodala was injured in the postseason. Benjamin Hoffman, New York Times, "2018 N.B.A. Draft Results: Analysis of Every Pick in Round 1," 21 June 2018 The Gators have shown plenty of resilience themselves during the postseason. Edgar Thompson,, "Gators fall 3-2 to Auburn to force Game 3 for trip to College World Series," 10 June 2018 Ovechkin, who was the playoff MVP, scored early on a power-play goal to give him a franchise-record of 15 during the postseason. Benjamin Brown, Fox News, "Washington Capitals beat Vegas Golden Knights to win Stanley Cup," 8 June 2018 Marc-Andre Fleury and Braden Holtby have been two of the hottest goaltenders during the postseason. W.g. Ramirez,, "Goalies Holtby, Fleury under siege in Stanley Cup Final Game 1 shootout between Caps, Knights," 29 May 2018 During the postseason, Tomball traveled a total of 914 miles on a school bus in eight days. Alvaro Montaño, Houston Chronicle, "Northwest Houston area girl teams wrap up soccer season," 16 May 2018

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1893, in the meaning defined above

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US, sports : a period of time immediately after the regular season when teams play against each other in a series of games to determine a champion

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