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

Examples of postseason in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This matchup has made the SEC one of the big winners of the postseason. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, 6 Jan. 2022 Despite missing the final three games of the postseason with a leg injury, Kattus caught 42 passes for 553 yards and was considered one of the better blocking tight ends in the area. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 16 Dec. 2021 Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger delivered a vintage performance in Thursday night’s huge comeback against the Vikings, but Pittsburgh’s struggles on defense this year might keep them out of the postseason. C.j. Doon,, 15 Dec. 2021 With only four playoff spots, some good teams will be left out of the postseason. Ben Thomas |, al, 14 Dec. 2021 The goal was the third of the postseason for Castellanos after the 23-year-old Argentinian striker tied for the league lead with 19 regular-season goals. oregonlive, 11 Dec. 2021 The Cardinals are currently in position to land the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs and the bye that comes in the first round of the postseason with it. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 8 Dec. 2021 With their 20-9 loss to Miami, New York is on the verge of a fifth straight losing record, and fifth straight year out of the postseason. Tom Canavan,, 6 Dec. 2021 King’s Academy edged out Benjamin for a district title, but the Lions fell to the Buccaneers in the second round of the postseason. Adam Lichtenstein,, 30 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of postseason

1893, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jan 2022

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“Postseason.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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: 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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