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tiebreaker

[tahy-brey-ker] /ˈtaɪˌbreɪ kər/
noun
1.
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.
Often, tiebreak.
Origin of tiebreaker
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65; tie + breaker1
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