tiebreaker
noun Date: circa 1932 a contest used to select a winner from among contestants with tied scores at the end of a previous contest

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tiebreaker — UK [ˈtaɪˌbreɪkə(r)] / US [ˈtaɪˌbreɪkər] or tiebreak UK [ˈtaɪˌbreɪk] / US noun [countable] Word forms tiebreaker : singular tiebreaker plural tiebreakers 1) an extra question asked at the end of a quiz to decide who will win when two players have… …   English dictionary

  • Tiebreaker —   [engl.], Ausgleichsschaltung …   Universal-Lexikon

  • tiebreaker — [ˈtaɪˌbreɪkə] or tiebreak [ˈtaɪˌbreɪk] noun [C] an extra part of a game or competition to decide who will win when the players have the same number of points …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • tiebreaker — [tī′brāk΄ər] n. 1. an additional game, period of play, question, etc. used to establish a winner from among those tied at the end of a contest 2. Tennis any of several forms of play sometimes used to decide the winner of a set tied at a certain… …   English World dictionary

  • Tiebreaker — tie break redirects here. For the boy band, see Tie Break (disambiguation). In games and sports, a tiebreaker or tiebreak is used to determine a winner from among players or teams that are tied at the end of a contest, or a set of contests.… …   Wikipedia

  • tiebreaker — /tuy bray keuhr/, n. a system for breaking a tie score at the end of regulation play by establishing a winner through special additional play, usually of a fairly short duration, as in tennis and soccer. [1960 65; TIE + BREAKER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • tiebreaker — noun Something that is used to pick a winner from a tied situation …   Wiktionary

  • tiebreaker — tie|break|er [ˈtaıbreıkə US ər] n 1.) an extra question in a game or ↑quiz, used to decide who will win when two people have the same number of points 2.) also tie|break [ˈtaıbreık] the final game of a ↑set in tennis, played when each player has… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tiebreaker — tie|break|er [ taı,breıkər ] or tie|break [ taı,breık ] noun count 1. ) in tennis and other sports, an extra game played to decide who will win when both players or teams have the same number of points 2. ) an extra question asked at the end of a …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tiebreaker — n. game or point which breaks an even score (in competitions) …   English contemporary dictionary

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