Garrison finish
noun Etymology: probably from Edward “Snapper” Garrison, 19th century American jockey Date: 1893 a finish in which the winner comes from behind at the end

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  • Garrisonfinish — Garrison finish n. A finish in a contest or race in which the winner comes from behind at the last moment.   [After Edward Henry (“Snapper”) Garrison (1868 1930), American jockey.] * * * …   Universalium

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