tiebreaker

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noun tie·break·er \ˈtī-ˌbrā-kər\

Definition of tiebreaker

  1. :  an additional contest or period of play used to select a winner when a competition ends in a tie

Circa 1932

First Known Use of tiebreaker

circa 1932


TIEBREAKER Defined for English Language Learners

tiebreaker

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noun tie·break·er \ˈtī-ˌbrā-kər\

Definition of tiebreaker for English Language Learners

  • : something (such as an extra period of play or an extra question) that is used to decide a winner when a game, contest, etc., has ended with a tied score


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