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 nouna postseason game/victorytheir postseason record

Examples of postseason in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Getting into the postseason for the third year in a row is what’s important. Mark Heim |, al, "Ravens vs. Bengals live stream (1/3): How to watch NFL Week 17 online, TV, time," 3 Jan. 2021 The confident bunch marched into the postseason loaded on offense and dreaming of a new franchise reality with Lamet and Clevinger sizing up as the double-barreled equalizer against the Dodgers. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Yu Darvish surprised by trade, excited about Padres staff," 31 Dec. 2020 If the Bears can get into the postseason, anything can happen. Brad Biggs,, "Chicago Bears Q&A: Is this team poised for a Cinderella run? Are the front office and coaches safe now, or will the Packers game swing decisions? Is Dwayne Haskins worth a look?," 30 Dec. 2020 After Sunday, their chances of getting into the postseason improved dramatically. Mike Preston,, "Mike Preston: The streaking Ravens have made progress. How much is yet to be determined. | COMMENTARY," 27 Dec. 2020 Head coach Mike McCarthy was hired in January with the intention of pushing a talented roster deep into the postseason. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, "Cowboys owner Jerry Jones criticizes his team's GM ... Jerry Jones," 11 Dec. 2020 Next week’s opponent, a team that won the 6A-II state championship just two years ago, is an example of why Gilbert had concerns heading into the postseason. Joseph Hoyt, Dallas News, "It wasn’t their best game, but Lancaster’s bi-district win over Frisco Wakeland could benefit Tigers this postseason," 11 Dec. 2020 Allen’s one of the men responsible for the Kansas City Chiefs’ ridiculous collection of talent, which the Dolphins will face at 1 p.m. inside Hard Rock Stadium as this 8-4 team pushes to get into the postseason. Omar Kelly,, "Kelly: Chiefs are the NFL standard, and Dolphins’ Marvin Allen played key role in building their talented roster | Commentary," 8 Dec. 2020 Teams and superstars who advance deep into the postseason always face an offseason rest disadvantage as compared to the lottery squads, but this year that difference has never been so drastic. oregonlive, "Trail Blazers camp questions, COVID-19 closures, preseason power rankings, marijuana testing freeze, rest: NBA news and notes," 7 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of postseason

1893, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jan 2021

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“Postseason.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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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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