[ tahy-brey-ker ]
/ ˈtaɪˌbreɪ kər /
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.
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British Dictionary definitions for tie-break
/ (ˈtaɪˌbreɪkə) /
tennis a method of deciding quickly the result of a set drawn at six-all, usually involving the playing of one deciding game for the best of twelve points in which the service changes after odd-numbered points
any contest or game played to decide a winner when contestants have tied scores
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