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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But Sheets – who finished 2009 with a 3.09 ERA and quality numbers across the board – wasn’t healthy enough to finish strong for the postseason run. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "These are the Wisconsin sports injuries that still haunt us," 11 Sep. 2019 Amarillo’s postseason run begins Wednesday at home against Midland. Jeff Sanders, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Minors: El Paso finishes with 258 homers; Arias sends Storm to one last win," 3 Sep. 2019 In 2014, the team was in the midst of its fourth straight postseason run, which included a trip to the World Series. The Si Staff,, "Hopelessness Index: Which MLB Teams Have the Bleakest Outlook?," 22 Aug. 2019 King also led Sage Hill on its longest postseason run in program history, advancing to the Division 5AA title game and the quarterfinals of the CIF State Southern California Regional Division V playoffs, losing to Oxnard Santa Clara each time. Daily Pilot Staff, Daily Pilot, "Marina’s Jakob Alamudun among 5 locals earning All-CIF honors in boys’ basketball," 15 Aug. 2019 The girls’ tennis team experienced a postseason run in the fall. Vincent Nguyen, Glendale News-Press, "Looking Back: Girls’ lacrosse success highlights eventful year for Glendale," 14 Aug. 2019 Furthermore, the Patriots might not be reigning Super Bowl champions without Sony Michel’s 112-yard rushing average during New England’s postseason run. Tyler Dragon,, "Cincinnati Bengals' Joe Mixon: You can’t replace the great running backs in the NFL," 3 Aug. 2019 Instead of working out, Thomas spent the offseasons in recovery — the result of a hip injury endured during an MVP-caliber 2016-17 season and heroic postseason run. Joe Nguyen, The Denver Post, "Broncos’ offensive line ranks 12th in NFL, according to Pro Football Focus," 11 July 2019 While Cousins had a season-ending Achilles tear in January of 2018 and therefore wasn’t part of the postseason run, his play with Davis was crucial to setting up the team to get to the playoffs after missing the mark the past two seasons. Lila Bromberg, USA TODAY, "Why reuniting DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis with the L.A. Lakers makes so much sense," 6 July 2019

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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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