photo finish

photo finish
noun Date: 1936 1. a race or finish in which contestants are so close that a photograph of them as they cross the finish line has to be examined to determine the winner 2. a close contest

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  • Photo finish — On utilise la photo finish dans des compétitions de course, quand plusieurs concurrents passent la ligne d arrivée dans un intervalle de temps très réduit qui peut être de l ordre du millième de seconde. Quand la différence ne peut être remarquée …   Wikipédia en Français

  • photo-finish — [ fɔtofiniʃ ] n. f. • mil. XXe; de photo(graphie) et angl. finish « arrivée » ♦ Anglic. Enregistrement photographique de l arrivée d une course; appareil qui l effectue. Des photos finish. Arrivée contrôlée au photo finish. ● photo finish, photos …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Photo-Finish — (album) Photo Finish Album par Rory Gallagher Sortie 1978 Enregistrement Dierks Studio, Cologne Durée 44:18 (original) Genre(s) Blues Rock, British Blues …   Wikipédia en Français

  • photo-finish — photo finishes also photo finish N COUNT If the end of a race is a photo finish, two or more of the competitors cross the finishing line so close together that a photograph of the finish has to be examined to decide who has won. He was just… …   English dictionary

  • photo finish — A photo finish is when two contestants (usually in a race) finish at almost exactly the same time, making it difficult to determine the winner. (The saying stems from the practice of taking a photograph when the winners cross the finish line to… …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • photo finish — photo finish, adj. Sports. a finish of a race in which two or more contestants are so close to the finish line that reference to a photograph of the finish is necessary to determine the winner. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • photo finish — n. 1. a race finish so close that the winner can be determined only from a photograph of the contestants crossing the finish line 2. any close finish of a contest …   English World dictionary

  • photo finish — n the end of a race in which the leading runners finish so close together that a photograph of it has to be examined to decide which is the winner …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • photo finish — ► NOUN ▪ a close finish of a race in which the winner is identifiable only from a photograph of competitors crossing the line …   English terms dictionary

  • photo finish — noun count the end of a race where the people or animals competing are so close to each other that officials need to look at a photograph to see who won …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • photo finish — → foto de llegada …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

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