post·​sea·​son ˈpōs(t)-ˌsē-zᵊn How to pronounce postseason (audio)
plural postseasons
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/victory
their postseason record

Examples of postseason in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Celtics have taken flack for how easy their postseason run has been with stars in the Eastern Conference falling like dominoes. Steven Johnson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 31 May 2024 Florida also has six players with at least 11 points this postseason: Tkachuk (19), Verhaeghe (17), Barkov (17), Reinhart (12), Forsling (11) and Anton Lundell (11). Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 31 May 2024 With a history of limited success, especially in the postseason, doubts lingered about what the Sagehens would accomplish before the season started. Anthony De Leon, Los Angeles Times, 30 May 2024 Here’s a look at the four teams in the Santa Barbara Regional: USD (40-13) USD is playing in the postseason for the second time in three years after earning an automatic berth with its victory over Portland for the West Coast Conference Tournament championship. Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for postseason 

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Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of postseason was in 1893

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Cite this Entry

“Postseason.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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